This October, WRC Jogja actively participated in several student-led initiatives. Some of the activities included a virtual tour with Universitas Brawijaya at Gembira Loka Zoo Yogyakarta, a collaboration with the Wildlife Study Group of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGM, and initiating a collaboration with the IFSA of the Faculty of Forestry, UGM.
In association with WRC Jogja and Gembira Loka Zoo Yogyakarta, the Universitas Brawijaya Faculty of Veterinary Medicine organized a virtual tour for both domestic and foreign students studying veterinary medicine. During the virtual tour of Gembira Loka Zoo Yogyakarta, which was provided to the participants of this educational session, they were introduced to and given an explanation of the different wildlife species on display. Furthermore, a presentation was made on the current Malayan Giant Turtle research being carried out by WRC Jogja in association with Gembira Loka Zoo. The objective was to educate participants from other nations about the responsibilities of a wildlife veterinarian, in addition to exhibiting our company and one of our ongoing initiatives.
Additionally, WRC Jogja was invited to collaborate as a charity partner with the International Forestry Students Association Local Committee (IFSA LC) UGM. As the next generation to inherit and benefit from our natural resources, students are essential to environmental conservation initiatives. Beyond just raising money, our partnership aims to raise awareness of the need to jointly maintain and protect the environment.
WRC Jogja also engaged in discussions and reviewed the progress of collaboration with the Wildlife Study Group (KSSL) UGM, exploring future joint programs. KSSL UGM has previously collaborated with WRC Jogja in webinars, seminars, and student internship programs.
Still in October, WRC Jogja attending the 8th International Galliformes Symposium in Prigen, East Java, Indonesia. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the World Pheasant Association (WPA) for granting us this invaluable opportunity to participate in the symposium and for allowing us to showcase our past work with the rescued Javan Green Peafowl. This event was not just rewarding; it was a wellspring of knowledge and insight. Connecting with passionate conservationists, both from our own nation and from across the globe, who are dedicated to the preservation of often-overlooked ground-dwelling birds like pheasants, grouse, junglefowl, peafowl, and our charismatic megapode, the Maleo, was truly incredible.
Achieving an organizational goal cannot be separated from collaboration with other parties. Especially in a non-governmental organization, collaboration with other organizations is something that is really needed in carrying out activities. It is hoped that through this collaboration we can mutually benefit each other and be able to achieve our goals together.