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Forest is not a white paper, there is history, with a variety of people's dependency on forest, they shape a variety of cultures throughout the country. That is what the Director General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation (KSDAE), Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), Ir. Wiratno, MSc. said, in the 6th Tropenbos Indonesia webinar series entitled "The Future of Agro-Commodities in Forest Areas", 26 September 2020. "That must be acknowledged in a different plan unlike in the past where forest was timber," he said.
According to Law No.41/1999, protection Forest has the main function of protecting life support systems to regulate water management, prevent flooding, control erosion, prevent sea water intrusion and maintain soil fertility. Its use is limited to area utilization, environmental services (hydrological function) and utilization of NTFPs (PP 34/2002). But the problem is, many of the protection forests, which cover an area of nearly 30 million ha, are now in critical condition and have become open access. In fact, the area with HL status that is no longer forested has also reached 20% or even more. This was explained by the Director of Tropenbos Indonesia Edi Purwanto in the 5th Tropenbos Indonesia (TI) webinar series on Saturday, 12 September 2020, which was attended by around 170 participants with Dr. Ir. Titiek Setyawati, M.Sc as a moderator.
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