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Sustainable Forest Management Policy in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 4)

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Page : 269-274

Keywords : Conservation forest; forest function; production forest; protection forest; sustainable forest management;

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Indonesian Goverment has set aside 120.35 ha of forest regions that it comprised 20.50 million ha of conservation forest; 33.51 million ha of protection forest, 58.24 million ha of production forest, and another 8.1 million ha of conversion forest. Central Kalimantan Province has set aside 10,294,853,52 ha of forest regions or 64% from totalizeing regional wide, it comprised 1,848,485.6 ha of conservation forest to parks and reserves; 766,392.06 ha of protection forest to safeguard critical watersheds; 8,038,792.02 ha of production forest to economics functions, and 5,003.8 ha of research and education forest. Sustainable forest management has been conducted on the all of the forest regions with different patterns of management according to their function. Conservation forests are used for the environment, fauna and flora conservation. Protection Forests are used for the soil and water stock protection. Production forests are used to produce forest product (wood and non wood) using a specific silvicultural system. Managing of forest regions in the Central Kalimantan Province is like in Indonesia as a whole, because Central Kalimantan’s forest is part of Indonesia’s forest. Forest regions must be determinated and specified by regulation of Indonesian Government, forestry minister and so on. Stand forest must be managed with a great concern on environment and applied the principles of sustainable forest management. Somehow, the sustainable forest management in Indonesia will depend on the commitment and cooperation in the stakeholders and support of local communities, because there are the large number of peoples living surrounding or within forest regions, despitefully, challenges in the sustainable forest management have to can be overcome.

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