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Forest Management in Nagari Paru (bahasa Indonesia)


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Jaka HB
Southeast Asia RJF Grantee
View from the highlands of West Sumatra. Image courtesy of Syukri Erwin/Shutterstock. Indonesia.

Nagari Paru's Indigenous forest was not built in a short time. Now, the people who built it are...

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Foto utama: Rotan, salah satu hasil hutan bukan kayu dari Nagari Paru. Foto: Jaka HB/Mongabay Indonesia
Rattan, a non-timber forest product found in Nagari Paru. Image by Jaka HB/Mongabay. Indonesia, 2021.

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Rattan is one of the mainstay non-timber forest products found in the Nagari Paru forest in Sijunjung Regency, West Sumatra. However, harvesting rattan is not done arbitrarily: Rattan can be collected once it has reached a length of four meters. It is often used to build products like fences, pinwheels, baskets, mats, and clotheslines. Rattan is also woven and sold on its own.

The community of Iskandar, in Wali Nagari Paru, has been fighting to create a protected status for the forest by appealing to the Ministry of Forestry and the Environment since 2001 or 2004. It was finally granted the status of protected forest or "forbidden forest" around 2014.

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Kerajinan dari rotan. Foto: Jaka HB/ Mongabay Indonesia
Crafting with rattan. Image by Jaka HB/Mongabay. Indonesia, 2021.
Ilhendra Gunawan, pemuda Nagari Paru, mencari rotan di hutan. Foto: Jaka HB/ Mongabay Indonesia
Ilhendra Gunawan, of Nagari Paru, looks for rattan in the forest. Image by Jaka HB/Mongabay. Indonesia, 2021.