The Director General of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership on behalf of the Minister for Environment and Forestry signed a decree (No. SK.8868/MENLHK-PSKL/PKPS/PSL.0/12/2018) on the recognition and protection of forestry partnerships between community groups (Kelompok Sadar Wisata Allo Malau) and forest concessions (PT. Inhutani I Labanan Unit). The partnership aims to improve the income of the Tepian Buah community by managing the Tembalang waterfall as tourism spot, located inside the forest concession area. This partnership scheme refers to the regulation of the Minister for Environment and Forestry No.P.83/Menlhk/setjen/Kum.1/10/2016 concerning social forestry. FORCLIME supported the community of the Tepian Buah Village starting with the preparation and development of the partnership paper until the Minister's Decree was issued.
For more information, please contact:
Suprianto, Technical Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management, District Coordinator Berau
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Management Unit Development