Stop Indonesian Timber

Stop Indonesian Timber
Indonesia is the country that suffered the world's fastest forest destruction. If forests are gone, the ecosystem in it will come out. Environment would be affected, the earth is getting hotter and there will be climate change. Thus it is necessary in preventing rapid and precise so that forests in Indonesia are not exhausted. Indeed, in theory, the forest is slowly going up everywhere because the human population is increasing. But if the forest area is reduced only to the needs of human settlements, rightfully so, and forests will not be exhausted in 1000 years into the future. But the thing is, reduction in forest area is not for the benefit of decent human life, but because of human greed. Tebangi protected forests in order to make money, people in the given rights to manage forests and the logging for the goods if the goods are actually can be replaced by other materials. If nature is really broken, is unlikely in the near future could be in hijaukan again. Wildlife langkapun not want and would not be in inapkan at the hotel, while forests in the renovation. That means that endangered species be extinct because of damaged forests. Re-greening of the forest will not be able to pursue damages. One example: in one hour, forest can be discharged in the history of soccer field area of 3x. If we hijaukan back, whether the tree can grow big in 20 years time? Can not deny, one needs a source of human life derived from forest products, such as timber, rattan, etc.. But with advances in technology now, all the products that can be replaced by other materials. For example, wood. Can be replaced with wood mild steel for building houses. So ... Do we have to wait until the forest becomes the one-horned rhinoceros which can only be viewed on the western tip, and then we just realized for not cutting down the forest? Should we just realized for not cutting down the forest can only be viewed in a certain place? Illegal Logging STOP NOW. EXPORT WOOD STOP NOW. STOP THE USE OF WOOD FOR THE PURPOSE OF LIFE AND CHANGE WITH OTHER MATERIALS.

Cases of illegal logging or illegal logging becomes a serious problem in this country. Semrawutnya corruption and law enforcement into two things that give the largest contribution to the occurrence of such criminal acts.

tropical-forest-01Dari many environmental fighters carrying moving to actively seek a solution to this problem is Silverius Oscar-Winning. The man with the familiar greeting Onte successfully appealed the people in forest areas WakatobiRegency, Southeast Sulawesi, leaving the habit of illegally cutting down forests. Football Onte lunge to make people aware of initially did not go smoothly. Onte started the rescue story in WakatobiRegency forest in 1997. At that time, he was quite striking to see the changes on the economic condition of society there. Onte, who was then a member of a group of nature lovers at Haluoleo University Faculty of Agriculture, see the natural conditions there is very worrying. The chaos caused by so many bald forests and rivers dry up.

"This condition occurs since there is a company that pocketed the HPH (forest tenure) and then there is illegal logging," beber Onte. Are concerned, with her friends Onte forming NGOs Yayasan Cinta Alam (YASCITA NGOs), which consists of eight people. Last YASCITA Foundation in cooperation with the soles of a focus on issues of indigenous peoples, farmers, and fishermen. Onte joined palms since 1999. Both the organization and conduct campaigns antipembalakan wild. One way to make a Radio Swara Alam. Onte claims received grants from various sources, including the British government and The Gibbon Foundation, up to USD 80 million. Not enough with the campaign via radio, they campaigned through television broadcasts. With USD 300 million of grant funds, they established Kendari TV.

Just koar-koar through radio and television was not working people aware that already overdo dependence earns revenue from illegal logging. Yes, Onte said, his true perpetrators of illegal logging is the local community. Community forest felling and menyetornya to the big timber barons there. These communities formed groups according to the barons that they follow. "The number of loggers, I suppose, could be up to thousands," said Vice Chairman of the Foundation of this palm. Not only an increasingly barren forests, social conflict also broke out there. Onte look to get certain amounts of timber barons demand, often inter-group conflict. Increasingly murky conflict with racial issues that blows due to chance WakatobiRegency including areas inhabited by diverse tribes.

Year 2002 Onte designing a system to manage forests sustainably. He formed a group called Network for Forest (FAR). Together with the palms, he formed the Forest Cooperative Lestari Jaya (HJL). Onte and his colleagues then made approaches to the community willing to join. They have promised higher income if you're willing to apply responsible logging. Of the 792 heads of families who claimed to be interested, only seven heads of families who really willing to participate.

Responsible logging systems this refers to the standard timber cation ecolabel certification. Ecolabel standards must meet the three aspects, namely social, economic, and environmental. Socially, this system should not cause social problems. From the economic aspect, this system should be able to survive to meet the economic needs in the long term. While the environmental aspects, this system must not damage the environment. Some of the terms of logging of trees, for example, just cut down trees at least 30 centimeters in diameter upwards. There are also provisions for post-planting 10 trees cut down a tree.

This cooperative work pocketed international ecolabel certification from SmartWood of the Forest Stewardship Council. They proved themselves able to cultivate the forest in a responsible manner. With the certificate, log prices rose sharply. Onte say, people who used to sell USD 600 000 per cubic meter to a baron, has sold USD 6.4 million per cubic meter to the cooperative. The cooperative, which then export.

Now hundreds of heads of households who are members in 46 villages had joined the cooperative. Land area which was originally managed by cooperatives only 100 hectares (ha) has now reached 800 ha. Velocity of money in the cooperative between USD 1.3 billion-USD 1.5 billion a year. This is beyond retribution to the local government amounted to USD 200 million per year and the money paid to the village valued at Rp 20,000 per square meter to a village whose tree felled. Shifting to join a cooperative society causing decreased the amount of illegal logging. Onte calculation, from 30 illegal sawmills that once existed, now only remaining one. Onte forward and friends have an idea to establish a timber processing factory. By selling the wood in the form of components, such as wood tiles, the selling price could be higher.

The plan will be established at the factory WakatobiRegency and Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, which also applies Konawe processing system such as forests in the forest area of 5000 ha. Each plant will have capacity to process up to 3000 cubic meters per year. Their capital from U.S. $ 765,000 prize obtained Onte and with his friend Ambrose Ruwindrijarto of palms in 2010 from The Sk├Âll Foundation. "Together with palms, we are also being actively implement forest treatment system in 2000 is responsible for forests in Lampung and 3000 ha of forest in Papua," said Onte, who is also Executive Director MUCH.

social networking


Friends make up our social network. This gets bigger when you get acquainted with others and this in essence is social networking.

But social networking does not end there. It also goes to specific groups like people who share a common interest or hobby. In fact, the most popular one around these days are those found online because you get to meet individuals from other places.

For this to work, someone has to organize the group and in order for it to grow, other people are invited to join. With the web at your disposal, this means creating a website.

These websites are better known as social sites and are very similar to online communities. To become a member, you have to share a common interest be it a hobby, politics or religion. Once your request for membership has been approved, you will be able to socialize by reading the profile of other members and getting in touch with them.

The advantage of joining a specialized social network is that you are sure that all the members share the same interests. Before hundreds of these appeared, people had to contend with “traditional” social networking where those who join may not have to share the same interests to become a member.

But once you are in, you can develop your own social network by finding individuals who share your interests which will take some time and effort.

An interesting feature about social networking is that members who join a site can create their own webpage. This will make people who see your profile want to get to know you which expands your social network.

Despite the advantages and benefits of social networking, there are dangers that you have to deal with. It could be something minor like someone who is impersonating a famous celebrity or worse, an online predator who uses this medium to get his or her next victim.

While websites which operate these social networks on their end try their best to prevent this from happening by screening the members and installing additional safeguards, you are advised to proceed with caution.

If you feel something is not right, report this to the administrator. If you are meeting the member in person, make sure the venue is in a public place.

People who have a lot of hobbies can join more than one social network. To begin, all you have to do is perform a standard internet search of sites which cater to your interests, check each one out and then select which one you want to join.

But social networking isn’t just about meeting new friends. Entrepreneurs and small businesses use it to establish a regular clientele and help expand their business. Healthcare professionals use it to share information about diseases so they are updated about the latest developments. Charities and non-profit organizations also use it to request for much needed aid which will be a big help to their causes. 

Social networking has changed a lot through the years especially when people back then had to contend with chat rooms, instant messaging services and emails.  If you are not happy with the service provided, you can cancel your membership until you are able to find the right one or use the flaws to your advantage by creating your own.

lake toba


Ever been to Lake Toba? Hmmm. If not, let's make your vacation plans to go to the largest lake in Southeast Asia. Lake lho Not only could we enjoy here, but we'll find an island in Lake Toba is known by the name of the island of Samosir. Unique, yes .. there are islands in the island ... .. (Sorry picture is not scanned, using an analog camera)
The roads to Lake Toba is an unforgettable experience ... yes how many times I went on vacation to the lake is located in this region of North Sumatra Province.
Since my parents and Places to stay in the city of Medan, to facilitate my frequent visits to the most favorite tourist sites in North Sumatra, besides Hill and mace with river Sembahe Leusernya Mountain National Park where our brothers in protecting Orang Utan, Bukit Gundaling in Berastagi, Waterfalls Sipisopiso, Nias Island to the beach and the waves are a haven for surf sports, Lau dust dust with hot springs that contain sulfur and much more ... .. lho From Medan to Lake Toba can be reached by traveling overland to use any bus or private car for about 3.5 hours. If you want to catch a train fire could also, nainya from the Great Railway stations near Medan in Medan Merdeka Square, will be stopping in the town of Pematang Siantar.
Throughout the trip we will pass through towns and cities in North Sumatra as, Lubuk Pakam, Perbaungan, Cliff High, Pematang Siantar and last city the right to be dibibir Parapat Lake Toba .. Perbaungan exactly when to bypass the town market area you can buy a Dodo Repair Market typical of this workshop that tastes uenak and sold by food stores along the road at this Workshop Market ..., until the town of High Cliff we will see the number of merchants who peddle Lemang Bamboo, namely Typical food from the City of High Cliff.
Well .. do not forget to buy it let me be eaten during the trip or make food while enjoying the scenery of Lake Toba.
Up in the City of Pematang Siantar, we will see a city which is the second largest city in North Sumatra province after the city of Medan (the capital of North Sumatra province), and is the hometown of the late National Hero. Adam Malik. In this city we can also get special food Pematang Siantar famous .. Double Roti name,,, Large-sized The bread was just there in this town lho ...
Our journey to Lake Toba live about 40 minutes from the City of Pematang Siantar .... If the bus ride from Medan city you can use the existing bus terminal in Medan Sandpaper integrated, majoring City Pematang Siantar, after arriving in the city dike Siantar you can continue using public transportation to the city of Parapat mikrolet. But if you want to direct toward the town of Parapat, can also ride the city bus department Parapat ...
Usually the transport will stop in the port city of Three Kings or Aji Bata Parapat town. Three Kings Harbor ferry routes to Samosir Island by Motor Boat Harbor Ajibata while serving routes crossing the Ferry Boat and Motor Vessel.
If you have coins you can enjoy the attractions of children around the Lake Toba, which will dive you take the coin toss and other visitors to the Lake Toba ... Well if you want to look for lodging, you can search for classes ranging from jasmine to five-star ... Staying local residents asked the same aja ...
If I often menginapnya in Natour Parapat or Hotel Toba, in addition The hotel is good, page behind the hotel directly overlooking the Lake Toba and there are parks and playground facilities water bike, swimming, speed boat and jets sky ... cool huh ... According to folklore or legend Lake Toba proposal, noted that Lake Toba was formed from the springs that arise from the foot of a wife and son of a farmer, where his wife is a fish that was transformed into a woman .. Want know the origin story of the legend of the people of Lake Toba version please read here
If you've booked a room, we could get to the back of the hotel to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Toba ... nah it will occasionally stop by Ferry boat to Samosir Island, if you want to go directly to the island of Samosir, we can ride the Ferry boat, pay the fare when living aboard. .
On the island of Samosir many resorts that we can enjoy, the most frequently visited is the tomb of the Kings in Tomok Batak, Samosir Island. In addition there is the tomb of Batak Kings, there is also a Batak traditional houses made of wood, and Wood Sculptures Sigale-Gale who can dance it lho. On his return to Parapat town or to the hotel where we stay, ferry boats will stop briefly at the Hanging Rock site, a place where there are rock cliffs that hang over the hill, well, want to know the story of this hanging stone ..? please read here yah ...
According to the site of the National Portal of Indonesia stated that "It is estimated that Lake Toba explosion occurred at around 73000-75000 years ago and an eruption Supervolcano (super volcano), the most recent. Bill Rose and Craig Chesner from Michigan Technological University estimate that volcanic materials of the mountain spit out as much 2800km3, with 800km3 2000km3 rocks and volcanic ash overlies the west wind is expected for two weeks. This incident caused mass death and also participated in several species extinction.
According to some DNA evidence, this eruption also shrink the number of people until about thousand only. After the eruption, the caldera formed which was then filled with water and became what is now known as Lake Toba. Pressure upward by magma that has not come out cause the emergence of Samosir Island. "
Along the road in this Samosir Island Tomok lot that sold souvenirs-souvenirs typical of Lake Toba,,, Do not forget to buy ya .... I'll have a souvenir to bring home ...
That story Omjun vacation time to go on vacation to Lake Toba, Parapat, North Sumatra, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Let's Get to know your country, Love Indonesian culture ... want to see places and sights beautiful ...? yes still here ..
Welcome to enjoy her vacation yes ...
Salam success!



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can clearly bee seen on both pictures

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Bali Sanur Beach boat with fishermen

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Bali Sanur: evening on the beach
Bali Sanur evening on the beach

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Bali, Sanur: Museum "Le Mayeur" garden and interior

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