Restoring the Forest
Local residents are lending a hand in the restoration of their forest.
AS he savored the pouring rain, Marwi, 56, told us how he and the people of Aik Berik at the foot of Mount Rinjani have managed to survive. Apparently, living so close to such a great wealth of natural resources has not always guaranteed well-being.
“It’s different now. When you want to eat durian, you just have to pick it off the ground. Before, it was difficult to find food,” said Marwi as he split open a newly fallen durian....