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13 June 2019 Indonesia
Laman Satong is a small village located on the foot of two forested hills in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. The forests are formally owned by the government, but in 2011 the community successfully applied for a so-called village forest permit, giving them the legal right to sell forest products for a period of 35 years.
06 June 2019 Indonesia
By applying for a village forest permit, the villagers of Laman Satong in West Kalimantan prevented their forest from being converted into an oil palm plantation. But they did not ban oil palm completely.
03 June 2019
Continuando con la serie de entrevistas sobre financiamiento inclusivo del paisaje, tres miembros de la Asociación de Comunidades Forestales del Petén (ACOFOP) Guatemala comparten sus percepciones con Bas Louman de Tropenbos International.
30 May 2019 the Netherlands
Continuing the interview series on inclusive landscape finance, three members of the Association of Forest Communities of the Peten (ACOFOP) Guatemala share their insights with Bas Louman of Tropenbos International.
28 May 2019 Indonesia
After having received a village forest permit, the village of Laman Satong in West Kalimantan can now earn money from its forest by selling carbon credits. However, the money should not be the main reason for protecting the forest, according to one of the village’s customary elders.
21 May 2019 Indonesia
In 2014, the Indonesian government started an ambitious social forestry program, aiming to provide communities with legal permits to manage and use forests located on state lands. As of March 2019, around 2.5 million hectares of land were titled under the program.