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Project January 6, 2021

Mutualism in Indonesia's Forests

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Most of the Petungkriyono forest area is natural protected forest. The forest ecology is still maintained as the threat from illegal hunting and logging increasing. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
Most of the Petungkriyono forest area is natural protected forest. The forest ecology is still maintained as the threat from illegal hunting and logging increasing. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.

Discussions about forests cannot be separated from their function and survival. Often the forest is underestimated, examined only through the lens of economics for exploitation without paying attention to details about conservation. 

The biodiversity of the tropical forest in the Pantura area of Java is remarkably well preserved. Local communities led conservation efforts and a natural symbiosis has been the result.

Innovations arise when forests and people are connected. Benefits for both include protecting the ecosystem and the environment, energy independence, and the conservation of forests.