Conservation Camp

$695 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 6 months
Hi everyone!

We are Tambora Muda, a network of Indonesian young conservationists. 

Two years ago, a number of young professionals in biodiversity conservation met quite frequently in fieldworks/conferences, and thought.. 

"Hey, wouldn't it be awesome if we have a place to share information and collab with each other?", and "Yeah, let's make it so that we can enhance each other's professional skills also with sharing info and making workshops!". That's a short story how Tambora was established... and here we are!

Since December 2015,  Tambora Muda has worked to fulfill that dream of professional enhancement by hosting a number of workshops, talks, and seminars with various themes related to biodiversity conservation. We also share conservation-related information, such as job vacancies, scholarships, conferences, graduate schools, etc, via our social media, awesome bimonthly newsletters, and mailing list so that our members could make the best of this network.

Watch our video, check our website or Facebook page, to find out more about us! 

(Scientific writing workshop hosted by Tambora)

Tambora is run by young conservation biologists and students. Currently, there are 11 people in the core team and 45 staff. Some of us currently work in wildlife conservation organizations, some are studying in universities. We all run this organization voluntarily during our dedicated spare time.

We do not feel that those one-day workshops and flash seminars will really be enough to fulfill our dreams in empowering young conservationists. We need days to make an impactful skill-enhancement.

We need a camp. And we need that camp to be accessible by all Indonesian people. 
So... we are going to host a Conservation Camp.

About Conservation Camp
We want the camp to really contribute to the improvement of students and young conservationists so that they will have more confidence, creativity, and optimism to assist biodiversity conservation in Indonesia. Hence, Conservation Camp will provide a comprehensive combination of theoretical classes, hands-on field experience, thematic talks, and career coach.

We will hold this camp in Lore Lindu National Park (LLNP), Sulawesi, on 9-20 January 2018 (thanks to the National Park management!). The target participants will be a mixture of undergraduate students, fresh graduates, and early-career conservationists.

Why young people?
The young generations are the future leaders, including in biodiversity conservation. For Indonesia especially, we currently have 43% of our population under 25 years old so that in a couple of decades later, we will ideally have a high ratio of the population of productive age or a "demography bonus". Pretty cool, huh? Thus, we need to empower these bonuses in biodiversity conservation skill, particularly they who came from the eastern part of Indonesia who is not much privileged to access resources to enhance their skills in conservation practices. 

In addition, professionals in biodiversity conservation are not in a great demand in Indonesia because people tend to seek money-oriented jobs. A number of university graduates in ecology and conservation-related majors take jobs in different fields due to financial constraints. Considering the low number of people in conservation studies and low effort for capacity building, we tried to be the solution by organizing this camp. Maximizing the current potential pool of human resources is urgent for conservation in Indonesia. To make this camp as fruitful as possible, we need your support.

Who will be the trainers and speakers in Conservation Camp?
We will invite experienced people to train the participants in the camp. We will update the speakers on this campaign page as we are progressing!

Why Lore Lindu National Park?
We aim to invite participants from all over Indonesia, thus, we chose LLNP which is in the middle of Indonesia. From a biological point of view, the high biodiversity at LLNP provides a good opportunity to train participants on-site on how to design conservation research and conduct field surveys using standardized protocols. 

What are the fundings for?

(which equals to ~ IDR 41million / AUD 3,900)

The power of a cup of coffee

You don't need to donate USD 1,000 if you would like to contribute! It could just be as much as a cup of coffee!
If a cup of coffee costs ~USD 3, we need 1,000 people 'giving' one of their daily cups to cover the budget. If a person donate 2 cups, then we only need 500 people! So, sharing the words is also a great contribution to this project.

Thank you very much for your time reading our campaign. Please help us empower the young people and help biodiversity conservation in our country or share this campaign so that many can help. Every single dollar is a great contribution to our project.

The event will start on 9th January 2018, so we expect to open this campaign for donation until 9th December 2017.

If you have any question about Tambora Muda and this camp in particular, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to receive any inputs!

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Hello, everyone!
We have made an online activity report for Conservation Camp! Check this link out...

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We did it! We would like to express our greatest gratitude for your sincere support for Tambora's first ever Conservation Camp!

We have completed the 12-day training involving 14 participants from Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, and Papua, among which 9 are university students, 2 are fresh graduates, and 3 have been working in conservation organizations.

This camp also involved 14 speakers/trainers representing diverse expertise in biodiversity conservation, including conservation education, ecotourism, social science, wildlife rescue, scientific writing, science communication, and veterinary. We greatly appreciated their enthusiasm to share their experience and expertise with us as well as to build friendship and networking.

We, as the organizers, also learnt a lot of things from the participants as they came from different backgrounds (vet science, biology, and forestry), creating a terrific learning atmosphere. Their huge energy made us feel optimistic for the future of biodiversity conservation in Indonesia!

With this update, we would like to briefly report our financial shape. In total we have raised AUD 2,754 from the following.
Registration fee: AUD 750
Crowdfunding (gofundme.com and kitabisa.com): AUD 1,589
Selling t-shirt AUD 115
Tambora's savings AUD 300

The money raised was used for the following:
Meals for 12 days: AUD 1,518
Local transportation: AUD 803
Flight subsidies for trainers: AUD 263
Others (equipment, first aid kit, , etc): AUD 170
Total: AUD 2,754
(We would be happy to send detailed financial report upon request).

Thanks again for your support!
We also thanked Lore Lindu NP officials for granting permission and showing us impressive biodiversity of Lore Lindu.

Tambora Muda team
Tambing Lake, Lore Lindu National Park
Outdoor session
Indoor session
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Hi all,

On 24th November, we have closed the registration, and we are thrilled to receive 102 applications from 20 provinces of Indonesia! It shows a great interest for training opportunities targeting the young conservation scientists and practitioners.
However, we can only train a maximum of 20 participants in the camp, which will be announced on 7th December.

We are still open for donation until 9th December 2017, please help us spreading this information among your network :)

Thank you!
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