In this discussion he insisted that the government make its best effort to speed up the recognition of indigenous forests. "Now social forests which are still in process amount to 590.000 hectares. I have already instructed the ministries to act swiftly in distributing the land. I know that this is right of the indigenous peoples. If we give the rights to the indigenous peoples, I'm sure that the forests will be better kept and more green. I saw this myself in the field," says the President.
Peluncuruan buku “Why Forest? Why Now? The Science, Economics, and Politics of Tropical Frorests and Climate Change” karya Frances Seymour dan Jonas Busch (peneliti di Center for Global Development) digelar Selasa (21/3) di Jakarta, bertepatan dengan peringatan Hari Hutan Internasional.Read ›