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Where are we

Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Centre is based in the northern most province of Sulawesi, the strange K-shaped island next to Borneo in Indonesia.  Sulawesi the largest island in Wallacea, which is rich in biodiversity and unique endemic wildlife, although often does not receive much attention for conservation.  North Sulawesi is a strategic location to deal with the regional issues of the illegal wildlife trade for three main reasons.

1) Due to the close proximity of the international border to the Philippines, wildlife from all over Indonesia have been smuggled through this point to reach the global market.  Manado and Bitung are major trade hubs from Indonesia to the rest of Asia.  Hence species from Sumatra, Kalimantan, Java, Papua and other parts of Wallacea have been confiscated here.  Due to the scale of the trade and habitat loss, it is often difficult to return these species back to their native habitat.

2) North Sulawesi is also a major trading hub between the rich west of Indonesia (Java) and the poor east (Muluku and Papua).  Several large bird markets in Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Surabaya have been infamous for selling protected species and many of the colourful parrots and lories as well as cockatoos come from Muluku and Papua.  Hence many species in the illegal parrot trade have been confiscated at this point.

3) The local people of Minahasa have a long tradition of hunting and consuming wildlife.  National laws for protection of endangered species are still difficult to enforce in this region, where babirusa and anoa have already been eaten out of existence and now locally extinct.  Many other endemic species are still under threat, thanks to habit loss and fragmentation combined with hunting for bushmeat.  Here sometimes monkeys are caught by accident in traps set for other animals, and are sold as pets where they spend their life either chained to a pole or in a small cage.

Tasikoki is along the coast just south from Bitung.

Directions are given below.

 

PUSAT PENYELAMATAN SATWA TASIKOKI

Jalan Raya Tanjung Merah-Kema

Desa Watudambo
Kecamatan Kauditan, Minahasa Utara
North Sulawesi, Indonesia

PETUNJUK ARAHPUSAT PENYELAMATAN SATWA TASIKOKI

Jalan Raya Tanjung Merah-Kema

Desa Watudambo, Kecamatan Kauditan, Minahasa Utara

Sulawesi Utara
Telepon:  +62-857 5747 1090

From MANADO (approx 1.5hrs):

Follow the main road to BITUNG (Jalan Raya Manado – Bitung) for approx 1hr. At the KAUDITAN intersection, turn right towards KEMA. Follow this road for approximately 10 minutes until the next sign-posted T-Junction, turn left here towards TANJUNG-MERAH. Follow this road (Jalan Raya Tanjung Merah – Kema) for approximately 5 minutes until you reach Tasikoki on the right hand side. If you pass a graveyard on the right, then you have gone too far. There is a large gate on the right with flags and a sign that says PUSAT PENYELAMATAN SATWA TASIKOKI.

Dari Manado (perkiraan 1,5 jam)

Ikuti jalan utama menuju BITUNG (Jalan Raya Manado – Bitung), perkiraan waktu 1 jam. Di perempatan KAUDITAN, ambil jalan lurus ke arah KEMA Ikuti jalan ini sekitar 10 menit sampai pertigaan,(ada minimarket Samaria di sebelah kanan) belok kiri ke arah TANJUNG MERAH-BITUNG Ikuti jalan ini (Jalan Raya tanjung Merah – Kema, sekitar 5 menit) sampai Anda melihat Pusat Penyelamatan Satwa Tasikoki di sebelah Kanan jalan. Ada pintu gerbang besar dengan papan nama dan umbul-umbul bertuliskan PUSAT PENYELAMATAN SATWA TASIKOKI Jika Anda melewati pemakaman di sebelah Kanan, berarti Anda sudah melewati PPS Tasikoki, segera putar balik kendaraan Anda.

 

From TOMOHON (approx 1.5hrs)

Take the road towards TONDANO and AIRMADIDI. At AIRMADIDI intersection, turn right on to the main road towards BITUNG Follow the main road to BITUNG (Jalan Raya Manado – Bitung) for approx 20mins. At the KAUDITAN intersection, turn right towards KEMA. Follow this road for approximately 10 minutes until the next sign-posted intersection, turn left here towards TANJUNG-MERAH. Follow this road (Jalan Raya Tanjung Merah – Kema) for approximately 5 minutes until you reach Tasikoki on the right hand side. If you pass a graveyard on the right, then you have gone too far. There is a large gate on the right with flags and a sign that says PUSAT PENYELAMATAN SATWA TASIKOKI.

 

Dari TOMOHON (perkiraan 1,5 jam)

Ambil jalan menuju TONDANO dan AIRMADIDI Pada pertigaan AIRMADIDI, belok Kanan menuju BITUNG Ikuti jalan utama menuju BITUNG (Jalan Raya Manado-Bitung) sekitar 20 menit. Di perempatan KAUDITAN, ambil jalan lurus ke arah KEMA Ikuti jalan ini sekitar 10 menit sampai pertigaan,(ada minimarket Samaria di sebelah kanan) belok kiri ke arah TANJUNG MERAH-BITUNG Ikuti jalan ini (Jalan Raya tanjung Merah – Kema, sekitar 5 menit) sampai Anda melihat Pusat Penyelamatan Satwa Tasikoki di sebelah Kanan jalan. Ada pintu gerbang besar dengan papan nama dan umbul-umbul bertuliskan PUSAT PENYELAMATAN SATWA TASIKOKI

 

From BITUNG/GIRIAN:

Follow the main road towards MANADO (Jalan Raya Manado – Bitung) until you pass MANEMBONEMBO TERMINAL TANGKOKO (right side) and SARI PLAZA (left side). Approx 1km after SARI PLAZA, there is a factory on the left called PETRA TECH (red letters on a white/grey wall).  Turn left at this junction. Follow this road for approx 5mins until TANJUNG MERAH, where there is a 90 degree bend in the road going left. About 50metres after this sharp bend, take the first right turn, followed by another right turn at the T-junction towards KEMA. Follow this road (Jalan Raya Tanjung Merah – Kema) past the graveyard for approximately 2 minutes until you reach Tasikoki on the left hand side. There is a large gate on the left with flags and a sign that says PUSAT PENYELAMATAN SATWA TASIKOKI.

Dari  BITUNG/GIRIAN:

Ikuti jalan utama menuju Manado (Jalan Raya Manado-Bitung) sampai Anda melewati MANEMBONEMBO TERMINAL TANGKOKO (sebelah Kanan)  dan SARI PLAZA (Sebelah Kiri) Follow the main road towards MANADO (Jalan Raya Manado – Bitung) until you pass MANEMBONEMBO TERMINAL TANGKOKO (right side) and SARI PLAZA (left side). Sekitar 1km setelah SARIPLAZA ada pabrik di sebelah kiri bernama PETRA TECH (huruf merah pada tembok putih/abu-abu). Belok kiri. Ikuti jalan ini sampai sekitar 5 menit sampai TANJUNG MERAH, dimana ada tikungan tajam sekitar 90 derajat ke kanan. Sekitar 50m setelah tikungan tajam ini, ambil belokan kanan pertama, lalu belok kanan lagi di pertigaan menuju KEMA. Ikuti jalan ini (Jalan raya Tanjung Merah – Kema) melewati pemakaman sekitar 2 menit sampai Anda menemukan Tasikoki di sebelah kiri jalan. Ada pintu gerbang besar dengan papan nama dan umbul-umbul bertuliskan PUSAT PENYELAMATAN SATWA TASIKOK Jika Anda melewati pemakaman di sebelah Kanan, berarti Anda sudah melewati PPS Tasikoki, segera putar balik kendaraan Anda