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Aventinus Sadip: Greening to ease warming

  • Markus Makur

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 2 2013   /  12:20 pm

JP/Markus MakurAventinus Sadip has turned critical land into a small verdant forest in Paku Rua hamlet, Golo Manting village, Sano Nggoang district, West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), through his independent replanting efforts for over a
decade.

Thousands of trees composed of more than a dozen species from Manggarai and external regions grown since 2000 are now thriving on four hectares of land stretching out behind his hamlet home, with three water springs amid the dense foliage.

The 51-year-old green activist said he had been prompted by the policy of the West Manggarai regency administration to ban the felling of forest trees for housing, particularly in the protected forest zone of Mbeliling, and appealed for the local community to plant saplings around their homes and on unproductive land to help ease global warming.

“In 2001, the Komodo Indonesia ...