Although AGP has run and managed TWNC successfully for a respectable amount of time, there are still many challenges faced by AGP with regards to our efforts to save the environment. Some of these challenges are suspected to have begun many years ago, during the severe deforestation period. The clearing of the forest area gave the opportunity for Mantangan (Merremia peltata) an invasive species of flowering vine that spread aggressively and cover the leftover trees and subsequently killed them.
Besides Mantangan, we also faced great challenge of TWNC coastal area that are being eroded over time, as much as 20 meters since AGP started to manage TWNC. This is one of the global warming impact on TWNC coastal areas. In Indonesia itself, an archipelago of approximately 17,508 islands, many have been lost due to rising of sea level, and up to 2,000 islands could be lost by 2030. As a country which is blessed with the heritage of the 3rd largest tropical rainforest in the world, Indonesia must rise to the challenge of saving and restoring the forests for the benefit of not only its population, but for all the world’s future generations. TWNC is a conservation area that makes up only a small part of the Indonesian landscape, but AGP is determined to make it a shining example of what caring and nurturing people can do to protect and preserve the nature.
Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation as one small example of conservation effort is trying to prevent and reduce the damage that has been done its environment due to irresponsible human action and global warming. Therefore, the effort to save it is far beyond sufficient. Without the help and assistance from all over the world, the effort will fade as the fund depleted and the people distress in saving the world assets, the forest.