TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Environment and Forestry Ministry allows the reopening of 29 conservation areas for the public with strict health measures to prevent coronavirus transmission.
The conservation areas are national parks, nature parks, and natural reserves.
“The visit procedure is set based on the specific condition of the conservation area referring to the health protocols,” said Wiratno, a Director-General of the ministry’s Natural Resource Conservation and Ecosystem, in a written statement on Thursday, June 25.
The health measures include limiting the visitors starting from 10, 30 until 50 percent from average regular visitors, the implementation of physical distancing, until the health check based on the health certificate. Not to forget the rules to wear a mask, the availability of handwashing stations, body temperature check, and the one-day-only hiking policy.
The management of national parks, natural parks, and natural reserves must conduct simulation, testing, training, as well as the dissemination of the Covid-19 prevention protocols and visitors' regulations. For those who violate the protocols will be sanctioned with a ban to enter the areas.
“Violators may also be imposed with social work sanction such as, planting seeds, cleaning up the conservation area, collecting trash, and uploading a promotional post on social media,” said Wiratno.
The following is the list of conservation areas that will start the operation in the new normal era based on the director-general’s issuance on June 23:
Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands) National Park
Mount Halimun Salak National Park
Mount Gede Pangrango National Park
Mount Ciremai National Park
Mount Merbabu National Park
Mount Merapi National Park
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Alas Purwo National Park
Meru Betiri National Park
West Bali National Park
Kutai National Park
Tambora National Park
Mount Rinjani National Park
Manupeu Tandaru National Park
Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park
Kelimutu National Park
Komodo Island National Park
Angke Kapuk Natural Park
Mount Papandayan Natural Park
Cimanggu Natural Park
Volcanic Crater Tangkuban Perahu Natural Park
Guci Natural Park
Telogo Warno or Pengilon Natural Park
Grojogan Sewu Natural Park
Volcanic Crater Ijen Merapi Ungup-Ungup Natural Park
Sangalaki Island Natural Park
Lejja Natural Park
Manipo Natural Park
Riung 17 Pulau Natural Park