Indonesian Project - Jungle Tours
Saving the Jungles of Indonesia
A Serendipitous Connection
I recently connected with Josef Ginting to discuss building a website for his Jungle Tour Business. As we were talking three things came to mind and were discussed.
We have been wanting to introduce Jungle Tours and thought this could be a great collaboration
We want to expand our project into other countries.
We discussed poaching of animals in Indonesia and how Jungle Blunts could help.
Working with Josef, we can promote his Jungle Tour Business, while offering Jungle Tours for us as well. According to Josef if we offer jobs to poachers making more money than what they make poaching, we may be able to decrease their numbers and it also solves our expansion plans. Quite brilliant huh?
List of Endangered Animals in Indonesia
The animals on this list are not all being poached but many of them are. The Rhino, Tiger Orangutan, are among the most threatened.
Javan Blue-banded Kingfisher
Sulawesi Forest Turtle
Orangutan Falling Populations
“Extraordinary BBC natural history clip charting the falling numbers of orangutan population, and the importance of their natural habitat that can now only be found on the Indonesian Fire Islands.”
Josef Jungle Tours is an exploration of these animals in their natural habitat. Josef brings awareness of the problems Indonesia faces regarding poachers and teaches guests about the animals and plants using knowledge passed down to him from his Grandfather. He is very passionate about his fight against the slaughter of innocent animals and teaching people about his unique environment.
I don’t have to say much about this, I think the pictures speak for themselves.
“It is estimated that only between 500-600 Sumatran tigers remain in the wild, and the actual number may be as low as 400. And their population is dwindling rapidly.
A 1978 a tiger census reported around 1,000 Sumatran tigers still in the wild. This means over the last 25 years, the population of Sumatran tigers has been cut in half.
The Sumatran tiger is considered to be a ‘critically’ endangered species.”
Hiring Rollers in Indonesia
By creating jobs for locals to make a lot more than poaching, Josef and I believe we can deter some of the poachers. What I have found working in the Philippines, is that when others see you making money they want to know how you did it. I suspect this will be the case in Indonesia as well. If we can get a few of them to work with us I think eventually we will be able to get more. All we can do is come at this situation with good intentions and do the best we can to try and make it work. There are always unforeseens but there are a lot of winners in this scenario and that has to count for something. Indonesians are exceptional artists and I think if we give them an outlet for their talents they will be much happier than destroying their countries precious animals and potentially their environment.
What to Expect on Your Tour
Josef Jungle Tours - Reviews
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