Sunday, June 5, 2011

Update from Masurai Valley, Jambi

Regarding our upcoming project titled 'Thank You for Loving Me', we would like to draw your attention to the recent updates of Masurai Valley case. Masurai Valley is located in Jambi province, Sumatra, Indonesia, and part of the Mount Kerinci Seblat National Park. Masurai is known for its age-old rainforest the 2,720m Climbing this mountain is an exhilarating experience and climbers are rewarded with the breath-taking sight of two volcanic lakes on reaching the top. Along the way are various wild animals and plants. 

Farmers of Masurai Valley is in conflict with the authority as the farmers who have been living there for ages, is being evicted. The forest use conflict in Masurai Valley has led to violence, is a manifestation of bad spatial planning bureaucracy. The battle between coffee grower vs. the government can be seen here,  herehere and here.  

Friday, June 3, 2011

Life in Sarongge

Border of Open Forest Area in Mount Gede Pangrango National Park

Kadaka (water fern), an epyphyt, usually found in endemic tree in Mt. Gede Pangrango National Park

Santoso, Green Radio's Director in Action

Friends of Green Radio's Forest

Rabbit Farming in Sarongge

Rabbit Farm in Sarongge, run by former forest farmers

Two young goats, recently born, later on, the goats will be distributed among farmers

Kang Mamad, a farmer who successfully switched  from illegal forest farmer into rabbit farmer

The border of Mt. Gede Pangrango National Park