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November 3, 2008

ALTERNATIF SKEMA PERDAGANGAN KARBON

Ditulis 3 November 2008 (Revisi dari Tulisan Versi 8 November 2007).

Tulisan ini dimuat di Koran Radar Banjarmasin, 7 November 2008, halaman 3.

Swary Utami Dewi)

Perubahan Iklim Disinyalir Karena Pemanasan Global (Foto: Swary Utami Dewi)

Berbagai dampak dari perubahan iklim mulai terasa dalam berbagai bentuk. Meningkatnya intensitas banjir, fluktuasi perubahan cuaca, ketidakjelasan transisi antar musim, naiknya permukaan air laut dan kebakaran hutan adalah beberapa contoh dari dampak tersebut. Lebih lanjut, beberapa efek juga akan mengikuti seperti ancaman kekurangan bahan pangan karena kegagalan panen dan semakin berjangkitnya berbagai jenis penyakit. Dalam jangka panjang, beberapa ancaman serius juga bisa terjadi seperti berkurang atau punahnya beberapa spesies flora dan fauna dan terganggunya keanekaragaman hayati. Pendek kata, perubahan iklim akan mengancam berbagai bidang kehidupan, tidak hanya bagi manusia, tapi bagi berbagai makhluk hidup di muka bumi ini.

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October 18, 2008

SETULANG: THE PEOPLE, LIVE, FOREST

1 October 2007

“We are proud of Setulang forest. But we are also sad because people have to go far from the village to earn more income. We hope (you) can help us improve our economic live so that they don’t have to go abroad only for paying expenses for children school.” (Bisin, Setulang elder)

GEOGRAPHIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC SITUATIONS

Swary Utami Dewi)

Setulang Village (By: Swary Utami Dewi)

Setulang is located in the sub-district of South Malinau, the district of Malinau. From Jakarta, it takes up to 2 hours by plane to Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, then another 1 hour by plane from Balikpapan to Tarakan, a small island on the eastern part of East Kalimantan. Later, another mode of transport will be taken, by a speed boat, from Tarakan. The travel time is about 3 hours to cruise the river and seaside and finally reach the town of Malinau. From the town, we have to go to Pulau Sapi, a small kampong, for about 45 minutes on road. From the kampong, Setulang can be reached by ketinting (small boat with machine). It takes up to 45 minutes. Other means of transport, by vehicles, might be taken. However, it takes more time and sometimes if the road is covered by mud after rains, it will be hard to travel on it.

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PANGKANG LESTARI, MANGROVE REHABILITATION AND COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT IN TELUK LOMBOK

The paper was prepared for the International Conference on Poverty Reduction and Forests, organized by RECOFTC, Bangkok, Thailand, 3-7 September 2007.

BIKAL)

Rehabilitation Efforts by the Community (By: BIKAL)

The writing below tells about efforts conducted by a mangrove farmer organization, Pangkang Lestari, in Teluk Lombok, a sub-village in Kutai national Park, East Kalimantan. Begun from a mangrove rehabilitation project, Pangkang Lestari has started promoting income generation, gender empowerment and shared-learning among communities in Kutai National Park. Although the journey to reach a better life is not always smooth, challenges are faced with learning and sharing spirits and by the help of local leaders and stakeholders.

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September 30, 2008

BUKAN EKONOMI SEMATA

Versi 26 November 2006

Tulisan ini dimuat sebagai salah satu artikel di buku Tunas Bersemi di Tepi Hutan (MFP dan Info Kalimantan, 2006), hal 17-34.

Yusuf PENA INDONESIA)

Menarik Rotan, Katingan Kalteng (Foto: Yusuf PENA INDONESIA)

Hutan Kalimantan, meski telah mengalami banyak kerusakan, tetap dipandang sebagai sumber kekayaan dunia yang sangat penting karena keanekaragaman hayati. Berbagai jenis hewan dan tumbuhan hidup dan berkembang biak di dalamnya. Fauna tertentu yang sudah tergolong langka, seperti orangutan, burung enggang dan bekantan, masih bisa dijumpai. Demikian pula floranya seperti anggrek hitam dan ulin.

Yusuf PENA INDONESIA)

Kayu Tebangan, Katingan Kalteng (Foto: Yusuf PENA INDONESIA)

Namun, dalam beberapa dasawarsa terakhir, kekayaan hutan direduksi menjadi kayu belaka. Hasil hutan bukan kayu menjadi terpinggirkan. Para mitra Multistakeholder Forestry Program atau Program Kehutanan Multipihak di Kalimantan melakukan upaya pengembangan ekonomi masyarakat berbasis hasil hutan bukan kayu. Beberapa menunjukkan perkembangan, lainnya masih harus terus berjuang. Namun, ada hal penting yang dipelajari. Penguatan ekonomi masyarakat sekitar hutan melalui hasil hutan bukan kayu dijadikan pintu masuk isu-isu lainnya, seperti jender dan penguatan posisi tawar masyarakat. Inilah yang terjadi di Kalimantan.

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