About Us

The Rehabilitation and Conservation Bhumi Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), also known as Rekonvasi Bhumi, was formed through the "biodiversity awareness program for the communities of Serang, Pandeglang, Lebak, and surrounding areas" via three radio stations. The program spanned forty-five days and featured interactive talk shows, public service ads, adlips, jingles, and open discussions that resulted in eight joint agreements, signed by the Chairman of Commission D of the Regional Representatives Council, the Secretary of the Serang District, representatives of the community and business sectors, and non-governmental organizations. The theme of the open discussion was "Preservation and Sustainability of Lake Wetlands," and the entire program was fully supported by the Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation (Kehati).

As time progresses and knowledge about the importance of environmental management evolves, it is acknowledged that our environment is experiencing a decline in both quantity and quality due to various socio-economic activities of society, government policies that are not environmentally friendly, including the behavior and mentality of industries that do not prioritize environmental management in their production processes.

The issue of environmental management is not only caused by the factors mentioned above or limited to pollution or industrial waste, but also encompasses population dynamics, natural resource and energy development, economic growth, advancements in science and technology, and their impacts on the environment. Therefore, poverty and destitution experienced by communities are also significant challenges and obstacles in the efforts of environmental preservation and management, as many members of society are forced to damage forests and the environment just to sustain their livelihoods.

Recognizing the severe impact of environmental damage on human life, we aim to engage various layers of society, from farmers to entrepreneurs, especially industrial communities and government entities, to immediately prioritize environmental considerations in decision-making processes, whether in development or policy formulation. Failure to do so risks us returning to poverty and destitution, as development without environmental support is unsustainable.

We must allocate significant investments to build clean water facilities after our aquifers are contaminated, conduct various agricultural research and technology development as agricultural lands lose productivity due to excessive chemical fertilizers and pesticides, while our marine resources are threatened by organic waste contamination, endangering consumers.

Ultimately, we are faced with challenging choices: continue developing with the risk of extinction or stagnate due to the status quo of non-development. However, delving into these choices deeply may lead to new perspectives and solutions to the aforementioned issues.

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