Did you know that Indonesia, which has the third largest single tropical rainforest in the world, does not have a special day to celebrate its forests? Indonesia’s forests supply water for the millions of hectares of agricultural land that make us an agrarian country, are a source of livelihood for approximately 70 million people and prevent floods and landslides. Our forests are also very closely linked with the cultures of indigenous peoples in Indonesia and are second only to Brazil in terms of biodiversity.
In April 2017 HII initiated the #JagaHutan petition to propose a National Forest Day for Indonesia. Let’s sign and help spread the #JagaHutan petition, which you can find at change.org/jagahutan. Without forests, Indonesia would not be the rich and diverse country it is today.
70.000 petition signatories
Launch of National Forest Day
Forests to become Indonesia’s national identity