Jakarta, IO – As many as 22 children were lost in the Pangandaran Nature Tourism Park (TWA), West Java, for six hours after they entered the vast area without permit on Saturday (16/9).
Due to this incident, Pangandaran Regency Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) will tighten the entrance to the nature reserve.
“What this means is that even if you are a local resident, you must first get permit,” said Head of Pangandaran Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) Kusnadi, per detikTravel, Tuesday (19/9). There are two entrances to the park, from the east and the west routes.
Kusnadi said the children lost their way while holding a communal feasting activity there. In addition, tourists outside Pangandaran are advised to use the services of a guide to explore the area. Another rule is that at 5pm WIB, all visitors must leave the park before it gets dark for the sake of their own safety.
“Using a local guide will make it easier to enter and exit the nature reserve area safely,” he said. (at)