Universitas Gadjah Mada’s students joining nature enthusiasts group (MAPAGAMA) have made another national expedition, exploring Central Maluku from 26 June - 26 July 2018.
The UGM Research Expedition II (URE) MAPAGAMA team made the research in Piliana village, Tehoru district in Central Maluku regency. It lies at the foot of Binaya mountain which is part of the Manusela National Park.
Research coordinator, Alamsyah Prabayu, said the expedition was now focused on research related to natural condition and society interaction with nature.
“The expedition is divided into three topics, namely abiotic, biotic, and culture,” he said in a release received on Monday (2/7).
The student group will further climb the Binaya mountain and explore the caves in Manusela National Park.
As many as 13 members of the MAPAGAMA joined the project, consisting of Fahmi Arsyad, Michael Warren Akyuwen, Alamsyah Prabayu, Deswita Ayu Wandira, Eni Paryani, Kresna Muharram, Sitaresmi, Rachmad Willy Adam, Nabila Huwaida, Muhamad Ilham, Alfira Ihda, Toto Karsius, and Sholeh Firmansyah.
“We hope the expedition would run well and the outcome would be beneficial for the people of Maluku and also UGM,” he concluded.