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Kulon progo invests in green future

  • Nani Afrida

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 10 2013   /  12:58 pm

Stay green: The hills of Menoreh in Yogyakarta are scenic, and one group is working to protect the green landscape here.People should learn from the residents of Kulon Progo district in Yogyakarta how to treat the forest.

In Menoreh village in Kulon Progo, residents are investing in their future through trees. They are not only obtaining more money from the trees that are sold, but also making the Menoreh hills greener.

The hills are famous from the Java War of 1825 to 1830 when prince Diponegoro and his troops fought against the Dutch and used the area as a base camp.

The hills stretching across the northwest district of Kulon Progo to the east side of Purworejo and some parts of Magelang have heavy forest that helped the fighters attack their enemies.

“Prince Diponegoro usually observed enemy movement from Kinciran Hill, the highest area in Menoreh,” U...