Indonesia’s Green Supernova !


Indonesia has 39,549,447 hectares area of tropical forest, comprehensive biodiversity and plasmanutfah in the world. It is on the island of Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi. Actually, if this country wants the apocalypse is very easy for them. Just cutting all the trees in the forest then the Earth surely doom.
Because the earth is very dependent with the rainforest is to maintain the balance of the Amazon rain forest climate because not strong enough to balance the Earth’s climate.

And now they are little by little has been devastated only to a handful of people who have money for estates and golf courses. How ironic.

No doubt the forests in Indonesia is one of the world’s wealth that deserves to be preserved. Because of our forests is one of the lungs of the world, who work to provide the oxygen needs of all living things in the world.

As a tropical rain forest, Indonesia clearly has a very significant role for the health of the world because you can imagine that how much CO2 can be captured by Indonesian forest?? what if calculated with the environmental health impacts? and how much economic value contributed by the Indonesian forest carbon recovery services from the sinking!. It is certainly a powerful force of nature.

However, whenever there is a problem of forest destruction due to intentional or whether it is not, then the eyes of the world then pointed straight arrogantly as if we destroy the civilization of the world, but if honest as possible during this world is less aware of the “services” Indonesian forest that has lasted through hundreds years to preserve the freshness of the world. Imagine Indonesia which is generally a developed country which is actually the largest CO2 emitter in the world?.

So this is the solution for the tropical rain forest conservation efforts in Indonesia:

The first, society education. In rainforest countries including Indonesian , local residents sometimes do not understand what the importance of the rain forest. Through educational programs, they can learn that forests provide key services (such as water) and is home to animals and plants that will not be found in any other part of the world.

The second, rainforest rehabilitation. In protecting the rainforest, we also need to see how the damaged forests can be normalized. Although it is not possible to replant a rainforest, some of the rain forest can recover after clear-cutting, especially if they receive assistance through the planting of trees. In some cases, can also use the forest land that has been cleared for agriculture, so it’s possible to provide food for people around him. When they have food, they do not need to cut down more forest to plant crops.

The third, Living with no damage to the Environment. In rainforest countries, many scientists and organizations working to help local people live in a way that is not too damaging to the environment. Some people call this idea of “sustainable development” (development of prolonged). Sustainable development has the goal, and the goal is for improving the lives of people who at the same time protecting the environment. Without improving the lives of people living in and around the rain forest, it is very difficult to protect parks and wildlife. So that parks can be useful, local people should be interested in conservation. Currently, Indonesia has also attempted to use a system of carbon credits through avoided deforestation.

The fourth, Wildlife Protection. An effective way to protect the rain forest is to involve indigenous people in the management of the park. The natives know more about the forest than anyone and have an interest in safeguarding the ecosystem that provides food, shelter, and clean water. These gardens can also help the economy in rainforest countries by way ecotourism.

Blogpost and photo by Qisthi Mahran (Jakarta, Indonesia) – qisthi.mahran(at)


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13 People have left comments on this post

» Sridhar said: { Feb 4, 2014 - 02:02:43 }

An excellent concept and good work

» Dr. R.P. Dwivedi, India said: { Feb 5, 2014 - 06:02:15 }

well done Qisthi Mahran. The gist of life is “Living with no damage to the Environment”. Every one of us must follow this principal in our day-to-day life.

» Qisthi Mahran said: { Feb 5, 2014 - 10:02:55 }

thank you sir

» Prayogo said: { Feb 5, 2014 - 12:02:43 }

Nice info for the Indonesian forest condition that may be helpful

» Dimas Finaldi said: { Feb 5, 2014 - 01:02:11 }

Very Well, keep it up bro

» dinar said: { Feb 5, 2014 - 07:02:17 }

Don’t forget to action your concept

» syafiq said: { Feb 6, 2014 - 04:02:55 }

Nice…. in the worse forest land and other crisis must be balanced

» roxanne said: { Feb 6, 2014 - 04:02:37 }

Good concept and keep it well
*amang ecuk*

» Asrul Masir Harahap said: { Feb 7, 2014 - 06:02:05 }

Nice pic Qisthi..! where did you get that picture?. The other solution address to conserve Indonesian rain forest is how to promote a local wisdom in the forest management, what do you think?

» Dr. Ashish U. Nimkar said: { Feb 7, 2014 - 08:02:57 }

wish you all the best for preparation and presentation of the article.

» hilfi said: { Feb 7, 2014 - 02:02:20 }

Good job… maybe you can give a little evolution for the earth (ucok amanga)

» acoen said: { Feb 7, 2014 - 02:02:54 }

Good concepta

» Ganesan RP said: { Feb 11, 2014 - 07:02:33 }

As mentioned exactly, sustainable system should give benefits to all. If suitable revenue models found, like selling part of important fruits / herbals ( in limited quantity ) they all in the world will enjoy.

I think polluters of world should be made to pay.

Nature is great, which you can found in natural forest & ocean.

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