NEWS RELEASE: Year 2017

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Ku Lari ke Hutan, Terjaga Hutanku

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“Ku Lari ke Hutan, kemudian Teriakku...” merupakan salah satu penggalan puisi karya Chairil Anwar yang sempat booming di tahun 2002, saat release film AADC 1. Begitu terkenalnya penggalan puisi dan memberikan magnet tersendiri bagi beberapa penggerak pelestarian hutan untuk membangkitkan atmosfer pengasuhan pohon dalam sebuah event berskala nasional dan melibatkan para pesohor dan masyarakat tanah air.

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Overlapping Areas Restrains Social Forestry

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Basically, Pematang Rahim Village Forest Managing Group in Mendahara Ulu Subdistrict, Tanjung Jabung Timur, has been able to manage their village forest. However, about 1,185 ha proposed by the societies in Sungai Buluh Protected Peatland is not clear at the end process of village forest management right. Society of Pematang Rahim has proposed their Village Forest Management Right to MoEF since January, 24th, 2017.

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19 Hotspots detected last week

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Terra Agua Satellite of Nasa recorded 19 hotspots in Jambi Province from August 30th to September 4th 2017. The hotspots spreads over concessions of PT Wira Karya Sakti (four hotspots), PT Lestari Asri Jaya (two hotpsots), Samhutani (one hotspots), Arangan Hutan Lestari (two hotspots), over palm oil plantation of PT Teramitra Indo (two hotspots), Sawit Desa Makmur (one hotspot), Megasawindo Perkasa (one hotspot), and Agrowiyana (one hotspot). In addition, the hotspot is also detected on non-forest state managed by community.

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105,000 ha of Social Forestry Allocated for Jambi

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Director of Environment Partnership PSKL, Erna Rosdiana appreciates the activity progress of social forestry or Community Based Forest Management (CBFM) in Jambi Province. There has been 368,000 ha forest for the community in Jambi Province according to Indicative Map of Social Forestry Area (PIAPS) where 30% (105,000 ha) of total has been allocated for Jambi. This is impressive and is showing us a new improving trend of Community Based Forest Management (CBFM).

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Investigating the Clash on Orang Rimba in Mentawak

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On Sunday morning (8/20/2017), Merangin District was in a chaos, the policies were sent to Mentawak Village, Nalo Tantan, Merangin District, Jambi Province to prevent the clash burst among Orang Rimba as it has started emerging since few last time. The conflict raised because of an allegation addressed to Bujang Keriting. He was blamed for rapping his mother till she died when he was still in five years old. The issue is supposedly issued by one of the women from Tumenggung Ngepas Group.

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