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Conserving Tradition Saving Forests

The Long Road to Legality

Two villages in Lampung province applied to be part of the Lestari Sustainable Community Forest System. This practice ensures that while forests can be profitable, they should be managed sustainably.

Zahari, 52, can still remember the 1997 event in the village of Hurun in…

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Protectors Without Protection

There was a time when Nasir could barely catch any fish at sea. At one point, the former fisherman nearly broke one of his oars after spending all night fishing on his boat. Still, he did not get one single fish.

"I couldn't even provide food for my family," he…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.