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22 September 2020 Indonesia

Webinar series "Managing the Remaining Forest" Series#5 Governance and smart practice in Protection Forest

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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03 September 2020 Indonesia

Webinar Series “Managing the Remaining Forests” Series #4. Building biodiversity resilience from our terrace

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.

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24 August 2020 Indonesia

Webinar Series “Managing the Remaining Forests” # 3 Conservation Nationalism Movement

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.

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13 August 2020 Indonesia

Protecting the Valuable Remnants: A High Conservation Value Approach

Government policy related to conservation forest management outside conservation areas is currently a hot topic, considering that there have been many initiatives carried out by the holders of concession or cultivation rights and even by individual land owners who have been interested in conservation. Law 23/2014 in Chapter 16 Part One Article 360 about Special Zones, Paragraph 1 states that to carry out certain government functions that are strategic for the national interest, the Central Government can determine special areas within provinces and/or regencies/cities. Next, in paragraph 5 it is stated that regions can propose the formation of special areas as referred to the paragraph (1) to the Central Government. This means that local governments have the authority to manage conservation areas, which can be in the forms of important ecosystem areas or buffer areas which are located outside of nature reserves and nature protection areas.

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12 August 2020 Indonesia

Webinar Series “Managing the Remaining Forests” # 2 Building a Village-Based Conservation Movement

The conservation movement will only be successful by involving the community who live mostly in rural areas. Currently, there are around 74,953 villages in Indonesia and 25,863 of them are forest villages. From this data, only about 35% have village boundaries, and 13,000 villages are still in conflict status. Meanwhile, of the approximately 37 million inhabitants of forest villages, 18% of them are still classified as poor.

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09 August 2020 Indonesia

Webinar Series “Managing the Remaining Forests” # 1. Conservation outside the conservation area

The role of forests has become increasingly important in the midst of climate change, especially under the threats of various disasters which, if traced, are also the impact of forest destruction. Floods, forest and land fires, and even zoonotic diseases are only some examples of deforestation impact. Preserving the remaining forest is now no longer a 'choice' but a 'must'. This was conveyed by the Director of Tropenbos Indonesia Edi Purwanto, in a webinar held by Tropenbos Indonesia on Saturday, 1 August 2020 with a theme "Conservation outside conservation areas". This webinar also invited Titiek Setyawati, a researcher from the Research and Development Agency for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry as a resource person.

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