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23 July 2018 Indonesia

Women and Mushroom Business in Laman Satong Village

A warm smile appeared in Elyani’s face when her hands held white oyster mushroom she had just collected from the mushroom farming incubator. That day, women group “Bedau Jaya” harvested their mushroom farming for the first time. The mushroom they had cultivated was part of facilitation done by Tropenbos Indonesia for the women group of Laman Satong village in the District of Ketapang , West Kalimantan.

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23 July 2018 Indonesia

From Participatory Mapping to Agrarian Reform

As a follow-up action agreed at the National Tenurial Conference on 26 October 2017 in Jakarta, Laman Satong Village, of which a large part is located in the State Forest, has been selected by National Government as target priority for TORA (land for agrarian reform).

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18 July 2018 Indonesia

Dissemination of Participatory Mapping in Two Villages of Gunung Tarak Landscape

Protecting village area is important for villagers that they were very enthusiastically participate in Participatory Mapping (PM) facilitated by Tropenbos Indonesia. Result of the PM will have significant information that can be used to protect their areas from any threats, become a means to negotiate with investors who want to invest in the area, an input to local government in issuing policies related to spatial planning, and an important foundation in the formulation of land use planning for the villages.

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27 July 2016 Indonesia

A new paper rejects claims that drainage of peatlands for plantations can be sustainable

In 2015 Indonesia was hit by a disastrous haze event caused by extensive peatland fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan. In response, the Indonesian government launched a national Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) with an ambitious target of restoring over 2 million hectares of peatlands by 2020. Success will depend on a proper understanding of the functioning of peatlands. A new policy brief by Wetlands International and Tropenbos International calls for a thorough science-based approach, instead of some of the currently widely applied policies and management models, which have insufficiently considered the issue of peatland subsidence.

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08 July 2016 Indonesia

The potential of the High Conservation Value concept as basis for landscape conservation planning

A research at the Pawan River watershed to assess the potential of the HCV concept to provide the basis of landscape conservation planning was developed in mid - 2015. The Pawan watershed was chosen because it is representative of those areas in Indonesia that have experienced extensive changes in land cover, and because HCV activities have taken place there. The watershed provides an appropriate site to study the gap between potential and actual HCVs. This gap — and the high proportion of potential HCVs that are managed by the private sector — indicates a high risk of losing HCVs.

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09 March 2016 Indonesia

Nature Conservation: The choice is there the decision is ours

Opinion Jakarta Post - Edi Purwanto - Countries adjacent to the North Pole such as Canada and countries in Northern Europe, which are developed countries, are obsessed with the beauty of their heritage landscape. This has led to the establishment of a large number of conservation areas for the benefit of people living in those countries.

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