Every year, Indonesia loses 684,000 hectares of forests due to illegal logging, forest fires, forest encroachment and forest conversion.
According to data released by the World Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) based on data from the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA), Indonesia ranks second highest in the world forests loss after Brazil.
The surprising fact is that deforestation in Indonesia also occurs in conservation areas. One of the conservation areas that are threatened by forest loss is the national park.
Indonesia is ranked the sixth largest number of national parks in the Asian continent with 50 national parks, after the People’s Republic of China, Thailand, India, Israel and the Philippines.
The characteristic of the national parks in Indonesia can be divided into three kinds, namely Biosphere Reserve, World Heritage Sites, and Ramsar Sites.
Although the laws and regulations in Indonesia have clearly stated that the utilization of national parks is very limited and must be through the government’s permission, but illegal logging throughout the national parks in Indonesia is still continuing.Selengkapnya…