REHABILITATION OF POST FOREST FIRE AREAS THROUGH PARTICIPATORY FOREST MANAGEMENT <Research Note>
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Joshi, Narendra Mangal
Permadi, Dwiko Budi
the Engkune-Pasek Village
Engkuni-Pasek is predominantly a Dayak Benua' village. Formerly, the village was separated as two villages, Engkuni and Pasek, which merged into one in the 1960s. Participatory forest management is relevant and important to be implemented in the Engkune-Pasek Village since they could not organize to manage their natural resources (forest) sustainably and they suffer much due to forest and land fire. Through participatory forest management, the customary rules, regulations and indigenous knowledge in managing their natural resources will be accomodated into the legal forest management policy in written form. Moreover, participatory approach will rebuild cooperation and trusts amongs the villagers and other stakeholders in the village. The main objectives of participatory forest (fire) management is to prepare and implement forest (fire) management plans by involving all stakeholders particularly local people (villagers) to all the process. In conclusion, the proposed participatory approach in reforestation of the Engkuni-Pasek Village has to consider all internal and external factors. The inter-relation between the factors and its effect has to be understood by the villagers and other stakeholders which need to be discussed.