Rivers are vital landscapes for humans and many other animals, including herpetofauna. Historically, the River Valley Civilization, which began around 4000-3100 BC in places such as the Nile and Tigris Rivers, marked the beginning of the Neolithic or Young Stone Age, in which humans began to manipulate and modify their environment to cultivate crops, and abandoned their traditional style. migratory life and hunting. To this day, we see big cities living along river lines - such as New York (Hudson), Paris (Seine), London (Thames), Bangkok (Chao Praya), and Denpasar (downstream of the Ayung River), because human beings are truly human. it would be difficult to live without a river. Unfortunately, one of the direct interactions between humans and other animals that depend on rivers is the contribution of our waste being carried away or deposited on the riverbanks.
The River Engage 2022 training activity on April 2-3 was successful in inviting young people, mostly locals in Bali, in seeing firsthand the condition of one of the longest riverbanks in Bali, the Ayung River. What kind of plastic waste did they find on the banks of the Ayung River, East Denpasar? What herpetofauna animals can be found in the same place? How should rivers be well cared for by all parties, if we compare them with other river case studies? Participate in the dissemination of the results of the River Engage 2022 training to participate in discussions about river health and herpetofauna animals that rarely get the public's attention. Follow the discussion via Zoom on:
Saturday, 14 May 2022
15.00-17.00 Waktu Indonesia Barat /
16.00-18.00 Waktu Indonesia Tengah