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Jambi has largest community forest in Indonesia
August 10, 2012
Jambi province has the largest community-based forest in Indonesia, covering 52,521 hectares, according to Jambi River Basin Management (BPDAS) head Garendel Siboro.
The community-based forest in Indonesia is expected to cover an area of 10 million hectares by 2015, while the reserve area is expected to reach 854,289 hectares, he said here on Thursday.
“The community-based forest management program covers several forest management projects on community forestry and rural forestry, among others” Garendel added. Meanwhile, Yulgori, the coordinator of Indonesian Conservation Community (KKI) Warsi, Jambi, also stated that community-based forest management scheme would help preserve the forests as well as benefit the local economy.
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Keywords: Asia, BPDAS, Community forest, community-based forest, forest management, Indonesia, Jambi