As part of a series of national and regional events organised in the name of the United Nations International Day of Forests, dated 21st of March, the Ministry of Forestry, supported by FORCLIME, held a one-day exhibition on 17th of March 2014 which focussed on the use of and benefits from forests, including forest management and Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) such as agarwood (gaharu), snakes, honey or mushrooms. The exhibition booth shared by FORCLIME and several departments in the Ministry of Forestry was also visited by the Minister of Forestry, Mr. Zulkifli Hasan, who also came to attend the celebrations. The event, accompanied with various speeches and lectures, combined both the International Day of Forests (March 21st) and the Indonesian Forester’s Day (March 16th).
Other events to celebrate the International Day of Forests 2014 in Indonesia – which takes place under the theme “Our Forest Our Future” – include, for instance, TV and radio advertising to highlight the importance of forests, a social media online photo contest, or a nationwide community tree planting action on 21st of March.
For more information, please contact:
The Center of International Cooperation, Ministry of Forestry
Gedung Manggala Wanabhakti, Blok VII Lantai 4
Jl. Gatot Subroto, Senayan, Jakarta 10270
Phone: +62-21-5701114/5730326 Fax.: +62-21-5720210