Restore native forest and build an ecology education facility in Jepara, helping to rebuild economic capacity in a sustainable way, demonstrate environmental stewardship, and create community pride.
The economy and ecology of Jepara, Indonesia, has been deteriorating as the industries that stripped it of its natural resources move to other countries. This project will provide a new public greenspace; provide sustainable economic growth with non-timber forest products and local vending; educate local youth about the cultural,ecological and economic importance of tropical forests; and develop a sense of belonging to the global community and the capacity to affect positive change.
Provide workshops that educate youth about the cultural, ecological, and economic importance of native forests.
Demonstrate the sustainable harvesting and sale of non-timber forest products to encourage sustainable economic growth.
This project will serve approximately 500 school children and community members as a permanent public greenspace and park, with workshops and opportunities for local vendors. Visitor capacity will increase as land is restored and workshops developed.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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