Projects

Here are some examples of what The Gunung Consultancy is focused on in the medium and long-term:

-promoting responsible low-impact access in mountains areas, including in conservation areas, according to international hiking codes and local policies and ethical guidelines.

-assisting local guides, national and regional authorities and NGOs with English language resources and translations, website information development, guidance on training materials for park rangers, provision of elevation data for trail signage in the forests, and general international promotional efforts.

-where possible according to relevant local laws and regulations, facilitating the provision of both domestic and overseas volunteers who wish to help at National Parks.

-liaising with international flora and fauna experts to assist with promotional campaigns which highlight the plight of the forest habitats.

-administrating and overseeing the preservation and development of the Gunung Bagging hiking database, information resource and photographic archives including for future generations.

-developing and maintaining a database of local guides who have detailed local knowledge of the mountains and make this available to the general public.

-liaising with local eco-tourism operators and accommodation providers in order to share information and promote the preservation of these areas.

-conducting several extended annual research trips to under-documented mountain areas across the archipelago and making the results publicly available upon return.

-promoting relevant research and published articles by other writers, researchers and journalists and to potentially set up an electronic publishing wing for such work in the future.

-encouraging innovate and ethical ways of thinking across the entire length and breadth of our efforts.

-acting as an information hub with links to local authorities, guides, journalists, NGOs, and both domestic and local tourists and researchers.

-helping to link departments that have considerable overlap, such as forestry, tourism and conservation.