Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation, known as TWNC is a 45,000 hectare forest and 14,082 hectare marine conservation area located on the southern tip of Sumatra, in a remote area where no public transportation is available. The founder of TWNC is Tomy Winata, a prominent Indonesian businessman and philanthropist. Aside from his various businesses through the Artha Graha Network Group of Companies, Tomy is also known as the founder of the Artha Graha Peduli Foundation a nonprofit social organization.
Since 1996 TWNC has been run, managed and funded by the Artha Graha Peduli Foundation (AG Peduli Foundation), until in 2010 TWNC became part of AG Peduli Foundation’s go-green program formulated Cooperation Agreement between TWNC and AG Peduli Foundation. This refers to The Cooperative Agreement between Ministry of Forestry of Republic Indonesia and TWNC dated 17 July 2008, whereby TWNC covers 45,000 hectares of forest and 14,082 hectares of sea marine reserves are part of 365,000 hectares of Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park.
Forest, Wildlife and Marine Conservation:
Go-Green Society as one of AG Peduli Foundation’s Program, of which its go-green activities in TWNC began in 1998. The recoveries progress was considered slow due to badly damaged conditions from those illegal activities. Along the years, with fully committed spirit, AG Peduli Foundation successfully reducing at least stabilize the rate of deforestation in the area of conservation.
Best Forest Conservation in Indonesia:
Nowadays, people can watch TWNC, its well managed condition of natural wild forest, complete of ‘food of chain’ indicated by there's no tigers conflict in TWNC, well protected and maintained marine sea conservation, and many other scenery can be found in TWNC. As proven, this condition has attracted more people, national and international institutions visit TWNC, among others UNESCO, IUCN, The World Bank, Phantera, UNODC, and also world famous persons. In 2012, the international diva, Kylie Minogue had visited Tambling during her tour in Indonesia.
At least 15 Ambassadors from several foreign countries had visited TWNC during Krakatau Festival in 2009. The major media institutions represent from national, international and the foreign publication i.e. The New York Times, International Herald Tribunes, National Geographic, NHK, Reuters and CCTV-4, ever visited and covering their respectively TWNC journey to the world.