Artha Graha Peduli Foundation (AG Peduli) is a non-profit organization founded by Artha Graha Network (AG Network) to provide Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities on social-awareness, humanity act and environment.
Established in 1990, AG Network created AG Peduli to support all social-awareness and humanity act (i.e. food sustainability development, healthcare and education), people empowerment as well as legal services for the underprivileged public. With fundamental philosophy: “Artha Graha is Privately Own but Public Utility” – the company is fully aware that its role in the business world cannot be separate from moral obligation to give hands for those who are suffering from natural disasters or others.
AG Peduli social activities have successfully raised awareness from Sabang to Merauke, Miangas to Rote including area such as wood, sea, deep-end, villagers, and frontier, to even cities. AG Peduli established cooperation with various companies and government officials domestically or on abroad including forestry ministry, Indonesian Narcotic Institution (Badan Narkotika Nasional), National Disaster Management Agency (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana), Indonesian Safari Park (Taman Safari Indonesia), Indonesian Youth National Committee (Komite Nasional Pemuda Indonesia), Indonesian National Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia), United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and others.
What Artha Graha Peduli Do
Along with the development of AG Network business sectors, AG Peduli later continues these social activities. On doing this, we focus on 5 main pillars that includes:
What Artha Graha Peduli Do
Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation
Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation or TWNC is a conservation area initially run/managed by Artha Graha Peduli or AGP Foundation since 1996. In 2007 TWNC was officially part of AGP’s green program with the signing of Cooperation agreement between AGP and Ministry of Forestry. TWNC covers 48,153 hectares of forest which is part of 365,000 hectares of South Bukit Barisan National Park or SBBNP and around 14,089 hectares of marine reserve. TWNC is located on the southern tip of Sumatera Island and it is quite remote area where no public transportation available.
In the past, several illegal activities occurred in TWNC, such as illegal hunting, illegal logging, illegal fishing, and uncontrolled land use. Such activities created deforestation of the South Bukit Barisan National Park and reduced the available forest area by approximately 20%. In addition, the practice of blast fishing damaged the natural reefs within the marine reserve area. AGP fisrt came to TWNC in 1996 as volunteer and receive permit to manage the conservation area through Adhiniaga Kreasinusa Corporation in 2007 and the conservation area was officially named Tambling Wild Life Nature Conservationor TWNC. We collaborate with the Government to managed 48,153 hectares of forest and 14,089 hectares of sea and work together with Indonesia National Narcotics Agencies (Badan Narkotika Nasional) for drug rehabilitation program and Panthera USA for tiger monitoring program in Tambling. We also take part in UNFCCC Conference of the Parties to show our efforts in addressing climate change.
TWNC area is still well covered with forest. This area consist of low land tropical rain forests, coastal forests, mangrove forests, lake and freshwater marsh as well as low land secondary forests. There is also enclave or a portion of territory surrounded by TWNC area whose inhabitants are culturally or ethnically distinct which is called Pangekahan village at the eastern side of TWNC.
TWNC is good habitat for many endangered species such as Sun Bear, Sumatran Elephant, Clouded Leopard, Dhole, Sumatran Surili, Great Argus, Rhinoceros Hornbill, and the rare White-winged Duck which often visit Sei Leman and Menjukut Lake. Moreover, TWNC is also a home for Sumatran Tiger with the highest population density in Southeast Asia.