Talang Muandau, Rimba Satwa Foundation managed to unite the community paradigm about the balance of the Environment at the office of Koto Pait Beringin Village. At least more than 20 residents of the direct beneficiary participants of the Human and Wildlife conflict stated “Agree” that the main cause of the occurrence is the destruction of the environmental balance that exists in the region.
In the event of establishing and enhancing the capacity of the community mitigation team in the village of Koto Pait beringin by RSF on February 21, 2018, the village chief Koto Pait Beringin Abu Sofyan stated that, the big problem that occurred in the duty area is the conflict that is caused by the Datuk (Elephants) entering the community plantations. “I hope, the presence of RSF in the midst of We are able to help us keep the animals without having to harm the citizens again”, he added.
On the same occasion, residents expressed concerns about the existing elephant habitat, but on the one hand they felt harmed by the existence of elephants that lost their habitat due to HTI (Industrial Plantation Forest) because their palm plantations were damaged by elephants. One of the residents of Hamlet Suluk Bongkal, Koto Pait Beringin Breman Sitepu village said that Elephant enter where he lived and find food to enter the number 4-5 months and in one night able to spend 10 hectares of palm.
Responsible for the program for landscape of Giam Siak Kecil – Bukit Batu (GSK-BB) Zulhusni Syukri stated “the distribution of elephant pouch in riau now only 8 bags are available, from 15 pockets before. And one of them is the pocket of Elephant Giam Siak Kecil which the point of crossing into the administrative area of Koto Pait Beringin Village, “he said. By knowing that the citizens were enthusiastic to know what can be dilkukan with RSF. People’s socialization began to increase when Samsuardi Inesiator who was present by RSF gave material about Sumatran elephant and its characteristic. In closing with a spiritus gun simulation as a tool to be used in conflict mitigation and later on to be given to the residents as a facility for the conflict mitigation team in the village, the residents received very well the presence of the RSF to help save and attempt to rebalance the existing environment in the administrative area of Koto Pait Beringin Village, Talang Muandau Subdistrict.