"Our visit to Sukabumi is to study the biological ecosystem, starting from plants and animals under the foot of Mount Gede Pangrango, Kadudampit Subdistrict. In addition, we also go to the Cikananga Wildlife Rescue Center (PPSC) in Nyalindung Subdistrict to find protected animals from Indonesia," said a Groenhorst College teacher, Tjerk, here on Sunday.
According to the teacher, the condition of the forest around Situgunung is still good, as there are many plants that begin to grow, young animals, such as frogs, birds, trees and so on.
"This proves that the condition of the forest here is still natural and the wildlife habitat is still well maintained or undisturbed," the teacher said.
The students hope to see directly protected and endemic animals of West Java, such as Java gibbons, Java eagles and others.
Meanwhile, Sukabumi's PPSC volunteer Budiharto said the arrival of dozens of students from the Netherlands was to carry out an internship program. Before going to Situgunung, the students first went to PPSC to see how they were handled, ranging from medication, rehabilitation to animal release.
In addition, at PPSC they were introduced to various biodiversity, especially protected Indonesian animals. Their visit was to help with activities at the PPSC in saving Indonesian wildlife.
"They studied in Sukabumi for one week with the number of students as many as 11 people plus their teachers," said the Sukabumi Branch ProBumi Indonesia Coordinator