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Way Kambas (Elephants sanctuary) National Park Conservation Center
September 20, 2022 - September 23, 2022
An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, happening 2 times
Indonesia is a country that has a high level of biodiversity. Natural wealth with high biodiversity has many benefits, vital and strategic as the basic capital of national development and can also be the lungs of the lungs of the world which is very important for the present or the future (Susilawati, et al., 2008: 212). This high biodiversity is a natural resource that can be used by humans. But the natural resources found on this earth experiencing over exploitation by humans, as a result natural resources decreasing.
The condition of the natural environment that continues to degrade as a result of physical damage continuously threatens human safety such as landslides, flooding, decreased water discharge, etc. In addition to having an impact on humans, it also has an impact on other natural environment such as reduced biodiversity, extinction of animal habitats, and loss of soil fertility. Natural phenomena that show these irregularities is one of the impacts of environmental problems, and this is felt by all people humans on earth, including the Indonesian people.
In order for human survival in the future to be maintained, it must be done nature conservation efforts or actions. Therefore, it is necessary to prepare the younger generation who have an awareness of the importance of carrying out natural conservation efforts. Awareness and Human concern for the environment cannot just grow naturally. but must be sought and conditioned. Pope Francis in the Encyclical “Laudato Si” calls on us to protect the earth, our common home. It is very noble when the obligation to care for the creation is carried out through small daily actions, and it is very beautiful if environmental education is able to encourage people to make it. Awareness of the importance of maintaining this local wisdom must begin with the introduction on biodiversity and its benefits for the common life of all creation. Therefore, in the framework of National Nature Conservation Day which is commemorated every year On August 10, there will be a Visit to the National Park Conservation Center Way Kambas by about 15 junior high school students from the Small Steps Community ( a group of children who have been learning to be involved in real actions taking care of the earth
as a shared house). It is hoped that these 15 children will share their experiences through sharing their learning outcomes with their friends.
a lifestyle. Education in ecological responsibility that can encourage various behavior has a direct and significant impact on environmental preservation (LS. 211).
This is important for the younger generation, especially students at the basic education level
to better understand the importance of preserving local wisdom in nature conservation efforts.