Our organization is a platform for people to exchange and share ideas on conservation and development. We want to help achieve sustainable and productive landscapes and seascapes. We welcome people who share our passion for nature and people.
Sejarah dan Misi
Tanah Air Beta merupakan wadah bagi berbagai pihak untuk berbagi informasi, pengalaman, dan solusi praktis demi mencapai konservasi dan pembangunan berkelanjutan. Kami merupakan lembaga swadaya masyarakat yang berbasis di Indonesia. Kami berusaha mendukung kolaborasi dan kerjasama dalam mencapai pengembangan lanskap (landscape) dan seascape yang produktif dan berkelanjutan.
Tanah Air Beta didirikan pada tahun 2016 oleh praktisi konservasi dan pembangunan, peneliti dan pemerhati yang tertarik untuk menjawab permasalahan dan tantangan dalam hal konservasi dan pembangunan berkelanjutan pada skala lanskap. Kami memahami bahwa pendekatan lanskap terdiri dari sistem sosial-ekologi yang sangat kompleks dan membutuhkan pemahaman yang holistik, berfokus pada permasalahan yang dihadapi, serta bergantung pada upaya kerja sama berbagai pihak agar masyarakat dapat menikmati manfaat yang berkelanjutan.
Anggota kami terdiri dari berbagai pakar yang telah memiliki pengalaman dalam bidang konservasi, pembangunan, penelitian, pendidikan dan berbagai organisasi lainnya. Beberapa tahun terakhir ini, kami telah bekerja sama dengan berbagai masyarakat, LSM, pemerintah setempat dan beberapa universitas di Indonesia dalam menciptakan wadah bagi pemerhati, pakar, peneliti dan berbagai pihak yang bersangkutan untuk dapat melakukan kerjasama dalam berbagai kegiatan & penelitian bersama untuk membangun interaksi yang baik dan berguna di suatu lanskap.
Kami memiliki wawasan yang mendalam terkait dengan tantangan pembangunan yang dihadapi oleh Indonesia dan resiko dampak lingkungan yang ditimbulkan oleh program pembangunan. Kami juga menyadari bahwa pengelolaan sumber daya alam dan konservasi harus terus beradaptasi seiring dengan kemajuan pembangunan yang terjadi di Indonesia. Kami akan terus berkembang dengan bertambahnya pengalaman dan berharap kegiatan kami dapat memberikan dampak yang baik bagi masyarakat luas dan terhadap konservasi alam dan keanekaragaman hayati.
History and Mission Statement
Tanah Air Beta is a platform for people to exchange, share and experiment practical solutions for achieving conservation and development. We are a non-governmental organization based in Indonesia, supporting local partners in achieving sustainable and productive landscapes and seascapes.
Tanah Air Beta was established in 2016, formed by a group of action-researchers and conservation and development practitioners interested in addressing conservation and development challenges at the landscape scale. We understand landscapes are complex social-ecological systems and they require holistic, problem focused, collaborative efforts to address their challenges of delivering sustainable societal benefits.
Our members are diverse and have years of experience working in conservation, development, research and private sector organizations. In the past five years, we have focused our attention on local NGOs and Universities in Indonesia, creating platforms for research and engagement in sentinel landscapes.
We have intimate knowledge of the development challenges facing Indonesia and the critical environmental risks they confront. We recognize that as Indonesia moves along its development pathway, management for conservation and development will need continuing adaptation. We continue to grow from past experiences and believe that our interventions have led to better conservation outcomes on the ground.
Tanah Air Beta HQ is in Bali, Indonesia. Our team includes researchers and practitioners engaged in different landscapes and seascapes across Indonesia. Whilst our work is focused on Indonesia, we aim to learn and share knowledge with organizations around the world.
INTU (AGNI KLINTUNI) BOEDHIHARTONO
VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGIST & VISUAL ART PRACTITIONER
Born in Indonesia and studied in France. Intu has worked with international & local organization on community engagement and biodiversity conservation in remote regions of Indonesia and Africa. Painter by passion, interested in people’s diverse cultures, passionate in biodiversity and the environment. She worked with IUCN, CIFOR and WWF in the past. She is committed to inter-disciplinary science and in the links between arts & science.
ECOLOGIST AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PRACTITIONER
British origin. Jeff lived most of his live outside the UK, work extensively and lived in Africa, Asia, SE Asia and Australia. Jeff lived in Indonesia as the Founding Director General of CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research). Worked for many years with FAO, WWF International and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). Now focusing his efforts on local initiatives for biodiversity conservation in remote islands of Indonesia.
MARINE CONSERVATION SCIENTIST, FISHERIES & MARINE PROTECTED AREAS MANAGEMENT
Born in Java. Erdi did his degree in IPB Bogor and JCU Australia. Worked for many years with various organization active in conservation of marine protected areas (WWF, CI, CTC etc). He is based in Bali but work mostly on remote marine conservation areas in Eastern Indonesian islands.
DISASTER RISK SPECIALIST & GEOGRAPHER
Born in Manado. Mercy did his degree in Manado and Australia. He is a Lecturer at State University of Manado in North Sulawesi and active in Indonesian Red Cross (North Sulawesi Chapter). He works on Disaster Risk Management and resilience of coastal communities in small islands.
MANAGEMENT SUPPORT & LOGISTICS
Ditta was born in Java. She graduated from Social and Political Science Institute, Jakarta. With background in communication and journalism, she worked with various prints and electronic media in Indonesia concerning social issues and eco-tourism. Currently, she is based in Bali. She holds the Tanah Air Beta secretariat in our headquarter in Bali.
LALU ADI GUNAWAN
SOCIAL SCIENCES & CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
Born in Lombok. Adi was educated in Malang and Australia. His research focusses on community-based climate change adaptation throughout the islands of Nusa Tenggara. He is based in Mataram working with local university and local government on Climate Change adaptation and resilience of local communities.
Ulfa was born and educated in Jakarta. She has more than 10 years experience in accounting, finance, and tax, including a certificate brevet in Tax A & B. Ulfa is based in Jakarta and is responsible for financial operations at TAB.
FORESTER & NRM SPECIALIST
Born in Ambon, Agus is well known in Maluku and Eastern Indonesia for his work on Sustainable Forest Management. He is based at University of Pattimura with the Graduate School and the Department of Forest Resources Management. He collaborates with various organizations interested in Natural Resources Management of small islands. He is the main contact of Tanah Air Beta in Eastern Indonesia.
Tanah Air Beta supports sharing and learning together with partners in different parts of the world. We value learning together from other landscapes and seascapes.
James was born in England, grew up in the USA. He started studying development in Tanzania, then worked in the private sector as an environmental engineer in the USA. He moved to Australia and has been working with colleagues in Indonesia on the impact of Spatial Development Initiatives and other investments on local livelihoods and the environment.
Rebecca was born in Adelaide, Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and followed this with a Master’s degree in Development Practice and a PhD in Governing Landscape Transitions in SE Asia. Her interests are in patterns of land use change, governance and livelihoods.
ECOLOGIST AND CONSERVATION SCIENTIST
Born in Canberra, Chris led the Tropical Landscapes Program of CSIRO before becoming senior vice president for the Asia Pacific Division of Conservation International. He has worked in Africa, PNG and Australia. He spends much of his time working with Indonesian scientists and practitioners on conservation and development programmes in Indonesia. He is a research associate at University of Indonesia and adjunct professor at James Cook University.