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New approaches to save remaining forest

  • Titiek Setyawati and Edi Purwanto

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 2 2020   /  01:00 am
People of the Nomadic Forest Tribe Korowai in Papua process the sagu palm.(Shutterstock.com/Mirek Nowaczyk)

In recent years, many initiatives have been offered by NGOs to save forest ecosystems, especially tropical rain forests around the world with their rich biodiversity. Forests are not only seen from their tangible natural resources but also their value for storing carbon and its ability to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Various businesses in the forestry and nonforestry sectors have been applying sustainable management principles, and one of the principles requires them to allocate some of their land for conservation purposes.  This is, of course, a show of global concern over the rapid loss of biodiversity that should be halted for our future generation. In Indonesia, both the forestry and nonforestry sectors have been implementing various certification schemes to meet the global concerns over products that come from areas that are managed in a sustainable ma...