Project Detail

The Application of One Health Approach to Raise Wildlife Protection Awareness (OHAWE) in Indonesia

As we all know, the wildlife trade activities bring various health risks as well as environmental damages. The risks of spill over from wildlife trade come in the form of pathogens that would lead to the threat of zoonosis diseases. In Indonesia, we are dealing with issues such as insufficient public knowledge and awareness regarding the risks and threat of wildlife trade. Thus, we feel that educating the community, starting from the early ages, is important. With this goal in mind, we are planning to raise awareness regarding wildlife protection for the children by using local values and customs. Illustrated storybooks with 5 native languages is planned to be created, provided and distributed to elementary schools in Indonesia. In the process, we will collaborate with native languages experts, local design and illustration artists, wildlife veterinarians, and other relevant stakeholders. We consider this to be fulfilled if the copy of the books can be disseminated to schools in each One Health Collaborating Center (OHCC) area (Bali, East Java, Yogyakarta, Aceh, and Papua). Furthermore, a storytelling event will be held along with the book launching event. By carefully paying attention to the delivery of mother languages in the book, it can provide children a better understanding of the issue and raise the awareness around it.


OHCC Secretariat