Bird Park and Orchid Biak. world tourism papua Indonesia.

Bird Park and Orchid Biak.
world tourism papua Indonesia.

Located between the City Bosnik and Biak, precisely at Rim Village, East Biak District, there is a Tifa-shaped gate and a magnificent shingle shiny white. On board were the words "Bird Park & Orchid Biak" (TBAB). On the left-right lies the entrance to the parking space concrete along approximately 50 m. Was the right gate, there is a security post occupied by a uniformed officer.

- The first oddity appears. Visitors enter without paying admission. This is possible because the Government has not set the price of admission into the park that was built by the Provincial Government of Papua since 1990. Then from where the funds management area of 5 hectares that? -

With no official rates, it happens gratuity by visitors to the guard. About its value, varies. Some Rp2.500-giving between 10,000 and some are just giving a smile. Meanwhile, entrance to the Japanese Cave of Rp2.000 and 5 Door Rp5.000 cave. TBAB income derived from providing "voluntary" is used for daily needs manager / honorarium. Enough? Ah, of course not ... ..-

After digging deeper, turns out the budget to enter into the TBAB Program Natural Resources and Environment, which includes the development of provincial forestry business in the district of Jayapura, Biak-Numfor, Sorong, Fak-Fak and Manokwari. Estimated cost of the overall budget for the program, including the TBAB was USD 1,551,343,000, -.

After 12 years of existence, what happens if the project was terminated TBAB? How the fate of 32 employees honorary, 233 fish of 45 species of birds, and 1473 families of the 60 species of orchids from various regions of Papua? How TBAB can also develop as a means of education, ex-situ conservation and tourism? -

The hot sun and the chatter of parrots us realize the wonder, to re-observe the only garden birds in Papua .- Basically, TBAB divided into three complexes . On the left-wing cages lining two long-separated by a wide concrete aisle about three feet. On the right wing there are some single cage. While in the middle of the orchid garden and a large pond. In some corner of the park, available from the concrete seats for visitors to rest. There are also several wooden chairs and means the game though, um .., less long-neglected .-

Kennels on the left wing, given a screen to separate one type of bird with other species. Some types of parrots, cockatoos, kumkum, pigeons, parrots Irian, until Hornbill / taon-taon. One cage can contain a tail, more than one tail, and even a few of the different types .-

The scientific name and the name "Indonesia" was a bird attached to each cage to facilitate visitors to know his name. The second oddity comes in the minds of our heads. What if the birds want to drink it? You see, most of the water pools dry. Whereas direct sunlight shining on the cages are far from calm. What if they want to release the biological desires? Because no artificial nests that allows them to pure .-

On the right wing of TBAB, seen a number of single or duplex cages containing one or more tail parrot, parrots, and parrots Irian. The far right alongside two large cages the size of the rectangle, about 20x10x10m. In it live "free" along the yellow bird of paradise, paradise 12 antenna, Kumkum land, parrot Irian, Crowned, and Urip. In the two cages is the best attractions on view, because birds can fly more freely, shady cage, is a large water pool, and there are big trees playground. But the fulfillment of a biological desire was not facilitated .-

In the center, there are several roofed houses for the nets orchid collection. Do not expect no indication type name for fear of a visitors' sense of having "high, so that the orchids will adjourn .-

The condition is very concerned about orchids, but orchids of Papua has been known at national and international level. Complex shifted slightly from the less-ordered orchids, there are a number of bird cage containing a pair of taon-taon, sea eagle, and the child cassowary. A large pool without a fence, contains a small fish. This pool looks like a reservoir before it is applied to the cages. This is related to fresh water sources in the TBAB is not fresh anymore .-

As stared greenish-brown pond, we were struck by the strangeness of the third. Kukuruyuuukkk .... The sound the rooster crows. Partridge or chicken? Apparently some village chickens wander around the TBAB. May not occur if the chickens tetelo disease that can infect the birds in the TBAB. If transmission occurs sporadically and quickly with no early detection, it's over history .-

When going independent? - In the last 6 months (May-October 2002), TBAB visited by 973 people from within and abroad. Nearly 60% of visitors came from Biak and 16% from abroad. If each visitor entry fee Rp3.000 the manager will earn an average of about Rp486.000 per month. The amount is not even enough to pay the employee one TBAB. But it is still better than none at all. Later, the cost can be improved with the increase in facilities and services .-

Increasing TBAB facilities, services, and tourism options is a must if you want to seriously work on TBAB, as a vehicle for recreation, tourism and conservation education. There are three main components that must be a priority .-

First, human resources and management improvement TBAB in many ways and levels. Project approach is not the time anymore. Starting from the determination of admission which lacks the reciprocity of information services to visitors .- Second, repair and maintenance facilities existing TBAB, the new additions. Cage and food hygiene may be the main priority in this component. These facilities not only for birds and orchids, but also for the comfort of visitors fasum. For example cottage breaks, toilets and playground children .-

Third, integrated tourism promotion with other tourist attractions in Biak, such as cave tours Japan and the sea. This promo would require cooperation with private parties such as hotels and travel agencies .-

The opportunity to clean up there because there was a budget (read: the project) from local governments. It seemed wise, if managers do not have to wait for the project was stopped because of the opportunity must be sought, rather than anticipated. Currently, TBAB managed by one Project Leader (Pimpro) province, one district and one Pimpro Part Project Leader. Other employees are paid by honorarium / .-

Based on the project staff from the Forestry Department sources Biak, the project will be transferred to TBAB topic. Meanwhile, Biak be reopened as an international airport which allows the entry of direct foreign tourist flow to Biak. This policy shift is an opportunity which, if properly addressed later, TBAB will undoubtedly wind up like a luxury hotel that has become the pride of Biak .-

Ah, we were awakened from a dream because of bird cries of nasal taon. We got out of the park, fill the guest book and giving money "sympathy" to the guard. When we looked back, came fourth anomaly. Why no information opening hours and closing hours huh? Well ... do not try to come more than 2 hours a day deh ... the address will see the gates locked ... .-

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