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Published on Nov 15, 2012
The Mamberamo watershed contains a vast tropical forest, one of the last of its kind in the world. Despite a low population density, the increasing pressures to exploit its rich natural resources threaten the large number of endemic species and their ecosystems. This video shows how participatory land use planning empowers local people and governments in managing a fragile resource and meeting the needs of future generations. For the last two years, researchers from CIFOR, CIRAD and CI Indonesia collaborated with local institutions to provide data and training for the government and local people in Mamberamo Raya Regency so that local needs as well as forest conservation are considered in planning for the future.