A book about the conservation of Prof. Dr. Jatna Supriatna Professor of Conservation Biology FMIPA UI was again launched. This time the book is entitled Conservation of Biodiversity: Theory and Practice in Indonesia. The book is a continuation of the previous book, namely the book “Biology of Conservation and Preserving Nature of Indonesia”, Nature Tourism in the National Park and Indonesian Primate Tourism.
This book, published by Yayasan Obor Indonesia, is an attempt by Jatna Supriatna to answer the increasingly difficult challenges for the conservation of biodiversity and other natural resources in Indonesia.
In his book Jatna Supriatna said “From one decade to the next, exploitation of natural resources is increasingly felt to disturb the balance of ecosystems and biodiversity. Thus, conservation of living natural resources becomes increasingly important and urgent to do. It is very important to understand and properly implement conservation science that brings together natural, social, economic and cultural knowledge.
It is undeniable that natural resources in Indonesia are increasingly damaged, even though natural resources, especially biological, are development capital which should be used for the benefit of the Indonesian people.
Amanda Katili Niode (Chairperson of the Expert Team of the Office of the Special Envoy of the President for Control of Climate Change) said, although it was presented with data, but the book’s narration was written in everyday language.
“So like a diary, this book is full of personal stories and exposures, so it flows and is not boring,” added Amanda.
Meanwhile according to Emil Salim, who was one of the key speakers, Jatna Supriatna also explained about environment-based development solutions with architectural theory landscape.
Landscape architecture design must pay attention to the surrounding natural conditions, such as topography, vegetation and wildlife, climate, soil and water. “In chapter 8 of this book, landscape architecture theory is discussed in depth as one of the solutions to environmental problems in Indonesia,” he added.
The book launch event also featured Erik Solheim Executive Director of the United Nation Environment Program and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, to give a public lecture entitled Sustainable Development Goals: The Triple Bottom Line Pathway.
In the general lecture, Erik explained that sustainable development can be achieved through integrations between social, economic and environmental dimensions. The Triple Bottom Line in sustainable development goals also sees the importance of business activities to focus on humans and planet earth, not just for profit, because we will not succeed in a failed world.
The book launch and discussion program and general lecture were organized by the Center for Climate Change Research, Institute for Sustainable and Earth Resources and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Indonesia, August 21, 2018 at the Pertamina Multidisciplinary Research Laboratory Building, Campus of FMIPA UI. The program was opened by Dr. rer. Nat Abdul Haris (Dean of FMIPA UI), with the opening speech delivered by Prof. Emil Salim (Former Minister of Environment of the Republic of Indonesia and Professor of Emiritus of the Faculty of Economics and Business UI).