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Suimah

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Suimah is a member of the Indigenous Conservationist Track sponsored by our Program Partner, Conservation International.

Protecting the Siam crocodile through field research and education

Suimah

Region

Kalimantan, East Mesangat

Affiliations & Roles

 Chairman, Ulin Foundation

 

 

Suimah Darmansyah is a researcher and conservationist who is currently chairman of the Ulin Foundation. The Ulin Foundation strives for successful, collaborative conservation management of threatened species outside of protected areas in Indonesia. They carry out programs that include restoring natural habitats through "rewilding," designing and managing permanent conservation areas, collaborating with the community to carry out science-based professional and educational opportunities, and building partnerships.

Suimah studied Forestry at Mulawarman University, from which she graduated in 2004. Since 2009, she has been managing 8,000 hectares of habitat for the Siam Crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) in Mesangat, East Kalimantan. Working in collaboration with other NGOs, Suimah builds extracurricular environmental curriculum from her research conducted in 3 sub-districts around the Mesangat swamp. She is also active in the water resources management team in the Karangan River area of East Kalimantan.

Suimah hopes to reach and inspire more university students in Indonesia to do field research, especially related to the Siam Crocodile. She intends to slow sedimentation in the swamps through habitat management and monitoring, as well as expand her conservation efforts to other species. She plans to do so in part by developing a strategic framework for the Ulin Foundation to amplify their impact. 

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Suimah adalah Lulusan Sarjana Fakultas Kehutanan Universitas Mulawarman tahun 2004 dan merupakan salah satu Kader konservasi terbaik Kaltim tahun 2005. Bekerja untuk pengelolaan permanen, kolaboratif, dan pemanfaatan berkelanjutan untuk konservasi keanekaragaman hayati tingkat lanskap asli yang berada di luar kawasan lindung di Indonesia. Program meliputi perlindungan dan pengelolaan spesies Langka, Terancam atau hampir punah di mana pun mereka ditemukan, Pengelolaan konservasi melalui pemulihan habitat alami “Re-Wilding”, Pembuatan desain dan pengelolaan lokal Kawasan Konservasi permanen, Bersama masyarakat melakukan peluang teknis dan pendidikan berbasis sains, Kemitraan (pemerintah, lembaga pendidikan, sektor swasta dan komunitas lokal dan pemangku kepentingan lain yang tertarik untuk memajukan praktik konservasi dan keanekaragaman hayati), dan Pendidikan Lingkungan Hidup.

Sejak 2009 melakukan pengelolaan habitat Buaya Siam (Crocodylus siamensis) di Rawa Mesangat - Kaltim dengan luas sekitar 8.000 Ha dan bersama NGO lain membangun ekstrakulikuler Pendidikan Lingkungan hidup dari hasil studi yang dilakukan sebagai materi di 3 kecamatan sekitar Rawa Mesangat. 

Suimah juga aktif dalam Tim Koordinasi pengelolaan sumberdaya air (TKPSDA) wilayah sungai karangan -kaltim dan kegiatan konservasi serta isu Lingkungan hidup di Kaltim.

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