My work experience in Jakarta & Maldives shows that no landscape architects society that supports our profession strongly. Even in Maldives there’s no landscape architects society. Maldives should have landscape architects society because it has more than 1000 tiny islands, some of them become resorts, some of them left as inhabitant island, & other purpose such as airport & recycle (waste management?) island. Usually, the landscape architects come from other country as consultant & handover to the resort once they finished the project. In hotel industry, landscape maintenance not as their priority compare to engineering as non revenue department. The salary & benefit are different. They put engineering employee as a skill person required but for landscape is only labor work.
The world organization such as IFLA should more active to promote our profession around the world so we can stand at the same level as other profession in all industry as well as the landscape architects who involve during project until the installment successfully completed.