Students of the Department of Water Resource Management, FPIK, IPB and its participants Green Belt Conservation in 2016 again showed geliatnya in the world of conservation. Green Belt Conservation activities or commonly abbreviated as GBC was initiated by the Student Association of Water Resource Management in order to preserve the environment, particularly the preservation of mangrove ecosystems.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 have been carried out a series of First Day Green Belt Conservation activities in 2016. The series Day One GBC divided into two events with two different places namely briefing held at room MSPI, Dept. MSP, FPIK, IPB and “GBC HIMASPER IPB Goes to School” held at SDN Mayangan, Subang, West Java.
Participants who followed the briefing numbered 63 people. Preparatory activities given to the participants as a step GBC 2016 Mangrove mangrove better recognition and intensive, as well as provide an understanding of the importance to preserve the mangrove. This event is filled by Dr. Ir. Fredinan Yulianda, M.Sc which acts as a speaker, he said many things about the current condition of the mangrove, mangrove public’s view, the advantages to be gained from a mangrove tree and mangrove planting strategy in the process. Quite a lot of the questions posed by the participants, thus further add exciting debriefing activities starting from 08.00 am to end at 11:45 pm. The event was attended by students from various groups engaged in environmental preservation. In addition, some students are also members of mangrove conservationists in their respective regions.
Other events were held in Subang, GBC HIMASPER IPB Goes to School, is a form of social action and environmental education from an early age to care about the mangrove. On this occasion delivered the materials on introduction of mangrove, mangrove benefits, and how to preserve the mangrove. Puppet show is used as a prop in this socialization, the goal that kids love local culture and the culture of green living. It received a positive response from SDN Mayangan brothers, were very enthusiastic during the activity because it was delivered by a mild and pleasant.
Sunday, September 11, 2016 took place a series of Second Green Belt Conservation Day 2016, which is located in the village of Legon Wetan, Subang, West Java. The main event was attended by 62 participants, 39 committees and 25 local residents. GBC participants from different regions and from countries such as Jakarta, Depok, Purwokerto, Malang, Gorontalo, even from Australia, Sweden, and the Netherlands. In addition, the participants also come from several different universities namely UNM Malang, UNG Gorontalo, Depok, and of IPB and its surroundings. The enthusiasm of the participants was remarkable, as seen from the time of arrival of the participants were very timely, besides the participants can follow the directives, regulations, and arrangement of events that have been made by the committee.
Bus departs at 1:00 pm from Subang, Bogor and arrived at around 04.00 pm. Participants are divided into three groups departed in two buses. Upon arrival in Subang, Muslim participants immediately mobilized to carry out the early morning prayers at a nearby mosque, followed by driving a pickup truck heading to the planting site.
The event starts at 7:00 pm, followed by a speech from Mr. Karnoto as the village, he hopes that the show are like GBC continues as well for the sustainability of ecosystems and the people living in the vicinity. The event was followed by a speech from the chairman of the GBC 2016 Mangrove Ekanaz Yunizar, then welcome from Himasper IPB chairman, M. Ihsan Rifqi. In addition it also conducted -penghormatan- tribute to Alm. Ciputra which is one of the initiators or the pioneers of the event in the village of Green Belt Conservation Legon Wetan.
Planting of mangrove seedlings held from 08.00 until 11.00. This activity was followed by Miss Earth (Luisa Andrea), Miss Ecotourism (Hanni Wulandri Dharma), and colleagues from IMARF (Indonesian Mangrove Restoration Foundation), an organization that focuses on concrete conservation efforts mangrove conservation in a sustainable manner.
Number of mangrove seedlings were planted in these activities is 1,500 mangrove seedlings. Participants do planting 1,000 seedlings, while 500 seedlings planted with the help of local residents. This activity is not only limited to the planting of mangrove, but is followed by the data processing diameter, seedling height, number of leaves (if any), the smallest leaf length and leaf length biggest mangrove seedlings carried out by the committee. This data collection is done as a basis for monitoring the success of planted mangrove conservation process.
Another interesting point in this 2016 Mangrove GBC is the presence of mascots adorn this GBC activities. S