The primary objective of KONUPA is to promote sustainable conservation practices and raise awareness about the importance of conserving the natural resources. KONUPA actively engages in research, conservation initiatives, and community outreach programs to achieve its goals.
KONUPA conducts scientific research to better understand the ecological processes, species diversity, and the overall health of ecosystem. Through these research efforts, the organization aims to gather valuable data that can inform and guide conservation strategies.
In addition to research, KONUPA implements conservation initiatives to protect endangered species, conserve critical habitats, and mitigate threats to the environment. This includes the establishment of protected areas, implementation of sustainable resource management practices, and collaboration with local communities to promote conservation awareness and participation.
Community involvement is a crucial aspect of KONUPA's work. The foundation recognizes the importance of engaging and empowering local communities in conservation efforts. By involving communities in decision-making processes and providing them with educational programs and sustainable livelihood opportunities, KONUPA strives to foster a sense of ownership and responsibility for the environment among the local population.
KONUPA also actively collaborates with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders to create synergies and maximize conservation impact. These partnerships enable the foundation to leverage resources, share expertise, and advocate for effective policies and regulations that support conservation efforts.
ASAP Species That We Work On
What We Do
Yayasan Konservasi Nusa Palapa (KONUPA) actively works to conserve the critically endangered species such as:
Flores Hawk Eagle (FHE):
Conducting research: KONUPA conducts scientific research to understand the behavior, habitat requirements, and threats faced by the FHE.
Conservation action: The foundation implements conservation measures to safeguard the FHE population, including protection of breeding habitats and intensified monitoring of nests.
Community involvement: KONUPA engages with local communities to raise awareness about the FHE, promote its conservation, and mitigate human-wildlife conflicts.
Rote Island Snake-necked Turtle:
Research and monitoring: KONUPA conducts studies to gather information on the population status, reproductive behavior, and habitat requirements of the Rote Island Snake-necked Turtle.
Outreach and education: KONUPA educates local communities, stakeholders, and visitors about the importance of protecting the Rote Island Snake-necked Turtle and its habitats.
Yellow Crested Cockatoo:
Conservation initiatives: KONUPA implements measures to conserve the remaining populations of the Yellow Crested Cockatoo by research and monitoring
Nesting beach conservation: KONUPA collaborates with local communities to protect and monitor sea turtle nesting beaches, implementing measures to reduce disturbance and ensure the successful hatching of eggs at Kupang Bay.
Bycatch mitigation: The foundation works with fishermen and fishing communities to promote sustainable fishing practices that minimize accidental capture of sea turtles in fishing gear.
Awareness and education: KONUPA conducts educational programs and campaigns to raise awareness about the importance of sea turtle conservation, targeting local communities, schools, and tourists
Where We Work
At the moment, KONUPA focuses its conservation efforts in the Lesser Sunda Region. This region encompasses a group of islands in Indonesia, including but not limited to Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Rote Island, and the surrounding satellite islands. The Lesser Sunda Region is known for its rich biodiversity and unique ecosystems, making it an important area for conservation.