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Yavana Sustainable Guitar (2014)

Indonesia has a long tradition to produce its own string instruments, such as acoustic guitar, electric guitar, cello, and ukulele. High quality wood from plantation forests in the country, such as mahogany and Sonokeling (black rosewood), is used to make these products. To supply these craftmen, some forest managers have organized themselves into community cooperative for forest management, establishing standards and procedures that meet international standardd of sustainable forest management certification scheme. Groups that have received international certification standards Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) include Koperasi Wahana Lestari Menoreh in Kulon Progo and Koperasi Hutan Jaya Lestari in Southeast Sulawesi.

Directed by Nanang Sujana and narrated by Bramantyo Prijosusilo, this video was produce for Green Indonesia initiative.

The Forests of Southeast Sulawesi (2008)

Local people have developed a sustainable community-based forestry co-operative. The land was purchased by the community and is farmed for teak. The co-operative is the first in Indonesia to achieve Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for sustainability. This has helped to regulate timber production and secure fair prices. However, this forestry program is under continued threat by Indonesia’s endemic corruption.