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Want to express thankfulness of achievement at the 8th Indonesian Specialty Coffee Contest that held in Takengon, Aceh on October 21st until 23rd 2016, Farmer Forest Group-Green Cibulao held thanksgiving in Cibulao, North Tugu Village, Cisarua, Bogor. Farmer Forest Group succeed brought the Cibulao coffee to be the best robusta coffee in Indonesia. Thanksgiving held to expressed their gratitude and the way to thank to all parties that support Farmer Forest Group Cibulao. All parties that invited to the event are...

2016 closed with a great and pretty touchy news for indigenous people. There were so much conflict happened between indigenous people that struggle for their land and other external parties. Finally State recognize the customary land. Of course, this is a sweet present at the end of year for them. This is also be the prospect of their struggle to stand for their land. State protects values of Indonesia. State stands for the people, especially indigenous people. That determination told by...

Struggle and campaign about peatland and environment can be through many ways, not only by action and  direct advocacy to the community, do demonstration, or negotiate with government for express the aspiration for better environment. Create something that contain the ideas about sustainable environment is one of the effective way, can be enjoyed by all people, and more elegant. It can create in various forms, visual, audio, or audiovisual. Hutan Tropis (Tropical Forest) is one example of people struggle for environment...

Peatland is the most effective carbon absorber in this earth. Peatland spread on so many places in Indonesia, one of them is in South Sumatera. Unfortunately, nowadays there were so many fire burnt peatland caused by dry season, or it burnt deliberately for particular interests. It makes the Ministry of Environment and Forestry with Indonesia National Army created Task Force for Forest and Peatland Fire. Colonel Infantry Kunto Arif Wibowo is the commander of Task Force for Forest and Peatland Fire...

Tree stands upright and sturdy. The root pierces layers of soil, saves human from flood and landslide. The leaves are shady and absorb the pollution. The fruits are feed human and animals. Tree also become oxygen bank for all of the living things in the world. More tree means more oxygen reserved. Overall, tree gives us pretty much benefit. This is the goodness from tree that we forget. We should be wise to treat the tree, to treat our environment. Human...

Indonesia is home for thirteen species of hornbill and three of them are endemic. One of those is the most unique one, that is the Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil). This bird can be found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Myanmar, and the area around Malay Peninsula. In Indonesia itself, the bird can be found fly away in Borneo and Sumatra forests. Helmeted hornbill is the one and only species that have the solid and strong casque. This is the part called...

Indonesia is home for so many animals, one of them is a big primate called Orangutan. This big primate live in forests of Indonesia and Malaysia (Borneo). In Indonesia we have two species of orangutan, they are Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) and Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus). Orangutan are not like chimpanzee and bonobo that live in colony, their live tends to be alone (semi solitary). Their character in fact was be threats that should they face. Those threats are like...

Central Kalimantan is the second widest province in Indonesia after Papua. In the recent years, Central Kalimantan was being an important barometer for the success of forest and peatland management, not only in Indonesia but the world. Problems of forest and peatland in Central Kalimantan nowadays came from the fault of policy in the past. Two decades ago, the peatland that spread out between Katingan River and Kahayan River opened for farming area under Peatland Farming Project. But at the end,...

Central Kalimantan is the second widest province in Indonesia after Papua. In the recent years, Central Kalimantan was being an important barometer for the success of forest and peatland management, not only in Indonesia but the world. Problems of forest and peatland in Central Kalimantan nowadays came from the fault of policy in the past. Two decades ago, the peatland that spread out between Katingan River and Kahayan River opened for farming area under Peatland Farming Project. But at the end,...

Palangkaraya, September 2016 – for the first time Indonesia Nature Film Society (INFIS) supported by USAID Lestari participated into youth conference Global Issues Network (GIN) 2016 that held by Bina Cita Utama School and Borneo Nature Foundation in Borneo. The event that taken place from Sept 16th to Sept 18th 2016 succeed to engaged 100 students from Palangka Raya, together with more than 100 students from Jakarta, Bali, Korea, Singapore and Australia with the age range between twelve until seventeen...