Indonesia: Local communities oblivious to govt’s plans for their forests

Jakarta Post: Local residents of Pulang Pisau village in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, exhibited their hand-made products of woven bamboo and traditional medicines at the local subdistrict office. Housewives sat on the office floor to stitch the dried bamboo, while others explained to visitors the benefits of the traditional medicines. It was no ordinary occasion. The residents said they were told to bring their wares to show to visitors, including foreigners. They thought it was for tourism promotion. ......

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