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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.
Start preserving biodiversity from our own terrace. The green yard with all kind of trees will give our children a chance to learn about nature and being close to the nature. Having free wildlife in our surrounding is much better than keeping them in cage and their existence will very much depend on a suitable environment as their habitat. Planting various types of trees in our garden will not only maintain biodiversity but also store carbon stock, reduce the impact of climate change and global warming and provide fresh oxygen that will be good for health and create a calm effect for the people living in the surrounding areas.
In the Javanese wayang (puppet) story, the figure of Kumbakarna is known as the Alengka warlord who is patriotic and has strong nationalism. In addition, there is also Bisma (Dewabrata) who is also the defender of the Hastina from the impact of environmental destruction due to the Bharatayuda war. Both are inspirations from the wayang that has been designated by UNESCO as an amazing cultural work of the national heritage. The close relationship between environment and culture is clearly illustrated in the “kayon” of the “gunungan” wayang. Trees are the lifeblood for all living beings who depend on them. Damage to trees in the forest has become a source of various disasters such as fires as seen behind the kayon (banaspati) which describes fire.
Support the achievement of a productive and sustainable landscape through governance programs that include strategies to improve food security, responsible use of forest and land, and mitigation and adaption to climate change