Multi Parties in Forest Protection and Security Efforts in the Landscape Area of Bukit Tigapuluh
WWF Riau together with PT ABT held a discussion with PT ABT Tuesday (13/02/18) in Ruby 1 Hall of Hotel Aston Jambi. The event also invited several institutions related to the Bukittigapuluh Forest issue, among others are Bukit Tigapuluh National Park Hall, KPHP Tebo Barat, KPHP Tebo Timur, SPORC BKSDA Jambi, Tebo Police, Jambi Environment and Forestry Office, PT LAJ and PT WKS.
The event was opened by General Manager of PT ABT, Yatno R Perbowo. In his opening, he addressed the main problems facing the hill landscape, especially in the concession of PT ABT are deforestation and degradation, in the form of illegal logging, encroachment, buying and selling of land, (indication) land tenure (by owners of capital and officials), forest fires and land, land tenure modes and the efforts that have been made especially by PT ABT in tackling forest crime in PT ABT concession. From these conditions which not only occur in PT ABT but in almost the forest landscakep hill30 it is necessary attention of the parties to jointly responsible for the existing problems in landscape bukit30. On that basis, the WWF ID and PT ABT and NGO partners in Landscape hills 30 took the initiative to invite stakeholders to find the above problem solving formulation.
In this event, the presentation of the material was delivered by 4 resource persons including Head of Erizal Forest Service, Head of KPH Tebo Barat Joko Sutrisno, Head of SPTN I Balai TNBT by Hendra Koswandi, Head of BKSDA Jambi by Teguh Sriyanto, and Head of Tebo Police Ops Off by Jalaluddin. In one of the speakers, Erizal said that in the region of Jambi Province, has been done the confirmation of forest area boundary (No. 863 Year 2016) whose boundaries follow the natural boundary, eg river mouth. However, if overlays, these limits have a significant shift as well as the concession limit of PT ABT also does not follow the Permendagri but follows the policy of “One Map Policy” so that there is a hollow area not coinciding with the limit as meant in Permendagri.
During the discussion session, the conclusion can be drawn is that it is necessary to establish a Team / Forum for the protection and security of Landscape Hill 30 forest area, there should be a follow-up meeting involving the parties around Bukit 30 container / organization to be the coordinator of the above, between the Parties to follow up on the issues in Landcape Hill 30.