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Terima SK Penetapan Hutan Adat Dari Presiden

Enam Belas kelompok masyarakat adat kembali menerika penerima SK penetapan Hutan Adat dari Presiden Joko Widodo. Sepuluh diantaranya berasal dari Jambi, yaitu 7 kelompok dari Sarolangun, 2 kelompok dari Kerinci dan satu kelompok dari Bungo. Penyerahan SK berlangsung di Istana negara tadi pagi.

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Presiden Serahkan SK Hutan Adat Sarolangun

Hari ini, pengelola hutan adat dari Sarolangun bertolak ke Jakarta untuk menerima Surat Penetapan Hutan Adat dari Presiden Joko Widodo di Istana Negara yang direncanakan diberikan besok (19/9) di istana negara. Para Pengelola Hutan Adat ini diantaranya berasal dari Pengelola Hutan Adat Desa Meribung, yang akan menerima SK nomor 5775/MENLHK-PSKL/PKTHA/PS.1/9/2018 seluas 617 ha, Hutan Adat Penghulu Lareh Desa Temalang  SK 5774/MENLHK-PSKL/PKTHA/PS.1/9/2018 seluas 240 ha, Hutan Adat Rio Peniti Lubuk Bedorong dengan SK SK 5776/MENLHK-PSKL/PKTHA/PS.1/9/2018 seluas 240 ha, Hutan Adat Imbo Pseko Desa Napal Melintang dengan SK SK 5773/MENLHK-PSKL/PKTHA/PS.1/9/2018  seluas 83 ha. Ada juga Hutan Adat Datuk Mantari Sakti Desa Mersip dengan SK SK 5772/MENLHK-PSKL/PKTHA/PS.1/9/2018 seluas 78 ha. Para pengelola ini akan bergabung dengan pengelola hutan adat lainnya dari Kerinci, Bungo dan Kalimantan Barat, Jawa Barat dan Sulawesi Selatan. Total ada 6.032,50 ha kawasan Hutan Adat yang di tetapkan oleh Kementrian LHK dari 16 kelompok pengelola.

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Peraih Emas Asian Games Asuh Pohon Sinar Wajo

Sugianto atlet Pencak Silat yang menyumbangkan medali emas untuk Indonesia pada Asian Games lalu memenuhi janjinya. Sugianto menyumbangkan sebagian bonus yang diterimanya untuk mengasuh pohon. Pilihannya jatuh pada pohon yang berada di kawasan gambut, tepatnya di Hutan Desa Sinar Wajo Kecamatan Mendahara Ulu Kabupaten  Tanjung Jabung Timur. Penyumbang emas ke 25 pada Asian Games 2018 itu mengadopsi 15 pohon. Dalam bukti transfer yang diterima rekening Pohon Asuh dicantumkan keterangan untuk pengasuhan pohon atas nama Sugi, Anita (istri)  dan Faiz (anak).  Dengan pengasuhan ini Sugianto dan keluarga kecilnya tercatat sebagai pohon di Hutan Desa Sinar Wajo untuk satu tahun ke depan.

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7 zones strengthen TNBD as a home for the Orang Rimba

The appointment of Bukit Duabelas National Park was obviously made for the Orang Rimba, a group whose livelihood is attached to the forest. WARSI advocated the Bukit Dua Belas National Park to protect the livelihood of the Orang Rimba which has been threatened by massive conservation in 90s as most of Bukit Duabelas National Park is converted into palm plantation, industrial timber plantation and transmigrant area.

In 2000, the government as the most powerful party over the forest management agreed to take the license given to PT Inhutani V – the company in charge of managing the plantation. Advocacy conducted by WARSI with the support of multi parties in Jambi Province can reassure the central government to take the license of plantation and made it a living space for the Orang Rimba called Bukit Duabelas National Park.

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The MoEF agrees upon the development for the Orang Rimba in National Park

Bukit Duabelas National Park (TNBD) was basically aimed to protect the livelihood of the Orang Rimba – the indigenous tribe of Jambi Province. Although tug and war was occurred during a decision regarding zoning system classification as one requirement of national park management, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) started to accommodate the needs of the Orang Rimba onto the zoning specification within the area. Based on the revised decree of Ministry of Forestry number 727/Menhut-II/2012 regarding national park appointment, the Bukit Duabelas National Park was classified into seven zones. The MoEF has legally verified the TNBD since 2015 while the authority of Bukit Duabelas National Park has been gradually associated to the Orang Rimba and villagers.

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The Orang Rimba Denounced PT. SAL to Rajo Godong (Vice Government)

Five tumenggung (Head of the group) visited and told their plight to the governor of Jambi Province. All the tumenggung namely, Sikar, Kecinto Bepayung, Njalo and Meti have already come to the governor’s office since Tuesday morning (28/8). They were set to back-and-forth and were asked to wait for Assistant III of the governor. However, they were just able to meet the assistant III (Asisten III) of Local Secretariat (Setda) of Jambi Province after 2 p.m. Indeed, The Orang Rimba has no problem of waiting although it would take too much time as long as the government is capable of finding the solution and noticing their issues.

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Let Masyarakat Adat Access their Land

The Masyarakat Adat (Indigenous Peoples) living in and around the forest are mostly in a destitute condition. Their forest resource, where they attached their livelihood with, has been converted into plantation and can not provide a decent livelihood. WARSI recorded that Jambi has 441 households of the Orang Rimba living in oil palm plantations namely, PT. Sari Aditya Loka, Astra Group in Merangin and Sarolangun Districts, PT Bahana Karya Semesta (SMART) Sarolangun district, PT Kresna Duta Agroindo (SAMRT) Sarolangun District, PT Sawit Harum Makmur, Citra Sawit Harum (Harum Group) in Bungo District and PT Satya Kisma Usaha (SMART) in Bungo District.

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WARSI Deplores the Violence against the Orang Rimba

The Orang Rimba will never forget what happened on Tuesday afternoon (19/6). It turned out to be a very hideous and frightful day for Hari and Badai Groups – the Orang Rimba dwelling in Pasir Putih Social Residence, Dwi Karya Bakti Village, Pelepat, Bungo District, Jambi Province. On Saturday (16/6) – the second day of Idul Fitri (Eid Al-Fitr, an Islamic Celebration), Ilham, (the Orang Rimba of Kitap Group in Nalo Tantan, Merangin District) visited 51 households of these groups since they have already been converting themselves into Islam.

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Make Ramadhan a momentum leading to Environmentally-friendly commitment

God creates the universe and specifies the human being as the caliph in the world. No wonder they have big role and responsibility to utilize and manage the nature and its environment. God stated in Al-Qur’an in Surah Al Qoshash Verse – 77, Surah Arruum Verses 41 and 42 and Surah Al A’raf Verses 56, 57 and 58 that Earth is the place of every creature, unfortunately, there are several irresponsible “hands” that devastated it as the result of their greed and raised any decay in sea and land. Ustadz (literally Islamic chaplain) Dairun, Sag, M.Pd.I stated the line above during the iftar or breaking the fast in Ramadhan held by KKI WARSI, June 7th 2018.

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Disaster Alert on Marginal Tribes (SAM)

Land and forest fires resulting haze have been classified as the most frightening disaster for the Orang Rimba and been impacting their life. Dark during the day as the haze covered the forest entirely is something the Orang Rimba is really afraid of. In addition, the disaster also brings various diseases to them. The issues were being discussed during the Disaster Risk Reduction (PRB) Training for the Marginal Tribes held by Indonesian Conservation Community (KKI) WARSI and PT. ReKi (Indonesian Ecosystem Restoration) in May 30th – 31st 2018.

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Promoting Tanjabtim to be targeted peatland district model

Indonesian Conservation Community (KKI) – Warsi incessantly encourages the sustainable peatland management. The Tanjung Jabung Timur District has 65% or 3,120 km2 Peatland areas where WARSI works and focuses on to develop a peatland model through a program known as Kabupaten Ramah Gambut (KRG).

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Envisioning the Smart and Healthy Life for the Orang Rimba

Being smart and healthy is a need for everybody, not limited to the Orang Rimba communities. Whilst, even the drastic forest conversion where they belong to and live in (red: a “home”) has marginalized their groups. Thus, any support and commitment from multi parties to encourage the Orang Rimba is very necessary to let this tribe keep up with other communities around.

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Illegal Mining in Customary Forest

Hundreds people of Desa Baru, Pangkalan Jambu, Merangin District burst their anger to illegal gold mining activities within their customary forest. They set fires to all equipment found in their customary forest on February 8th, 2018. According to them, this illegal gold mining activity has been warned for times to stop running, yet, it results nothing. It kept carrying out within their area, the customary forests. Thus, this triggers their anger and fire all the equipment they find placed within their forests

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Budi, a thief grows into an army

"Bu Agui," said Budi, when he reminiscences the times he learnt to know alphabets and numbers for the first time in Bukit Dua Belas National Park. Budi is only a simple name given by a shaman (generally known as midwife at the moment) who welcomed him in Asohon, a rural place in further area of Bukit Dua Belas National Park. Agui, also known as Agustina Siahaan, a.k.a Xena (nickname given by other facilitator staffs), was one of education facilitators of KKI WARSI who taught the Orang Rimba children at that time. Budi was a student going to school only to follow his elder brother, Beralun.

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