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Forest management units of Central Sulawesi develop business plan

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The Provincial Forest Service of Central Sulawesi conducted a coaching session for Forest Management Units (Kesatuan Pengelolaan Hutan - KPH) of Central Sulawesi, which are located in the buffer zone of Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve, on 18 September in Palu, Central Sulawesi. The event aims to improve the business plan of four KPHs (Kulawi, Banawa Lalundu, Dolago Tanggunung, Sintuwu Maroso) which previously have been developed through a series of four workshops in July to September. The previous workshops were organized by the Provincial Forestry Service and supported by the University of Tadulako, Central Sulawesi and FORCLIME.

During the event, four KPHs presented their business plan on the development of pine resin (Kulawi), mineral water processing (Banawa Lalundu), patchouli oil (Dolago Tanggunung) and rattan processing (Sintuwu Maroso). In addition, the Natural Resource Management Division of Sigi District presented its business plan on bamboo plantations and bamboo processing.

The Head of the Provincial Forestry Service, Mr Nahardi, claimed  the main objective of KPH development is to contribute to the livelihood of forest dwellers and enhance economic growth in the region, in addition to ensure the sustainability of forest functions.

For more information, please contact:
Ismet Khaeruddin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity and Provincial Coordinator of Central Sulawesi

Launching of Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve logo

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The Minister for Environment and Forestry launched the logo of Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve at the national social forestry festival PeSoNa (Perhutanan Sosial Nusantara) at Manggala Wanabakti building, Jakarta, on September 6. The Lore Lindu National Park, which lays in the heart of Sulawesi, has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1977. The logo represents the reserve’s high standards on producing goods and services based on sustainability, health and fairness indicators and will be used for branding Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve productions.

For more information, please contact:
Ismet Khaerrudin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity, focal point for Forest Programme-3, and Provincial Coordinator Central Sulawesi

High-level expert dialogue between India and Indonesia on the green fiscal transfer mechanism in India

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From the  4th until the 8th of September FORCLIME in cooperation with the University of Indonesia facilitated an exchange between senior members of the Indonesian parliament, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, BAPPENAS and the district governments of Berau (East Kalimantan), Kapuas Hulu (West Kalimantan) and Sigi (Central Sulawesi) with senior Indian experts in Dehradhun and New Delhi. The 17-person delegation spoke to the stakeholders involved in the 14th Financial Commission on the land mark decision to include forest cover in the devolution formula specifying how much domestic funds are transferred from central level to state level. Through this decision putting more weight on forest conservation within this financial transfer mechanism an estimated six billion US dollars are being transfers yearly to local level as unconditional funds based on the performance of states in forest conservation.

For more information, please contact:
Georg Buchholz, FORCLIME Programme Director


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