Forest and Residents

Do you know what the demographics of the forest? Forest is a place of many animal and plant life. Forests provide many benefits for humans as producers of such produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide, prevent erosion, regulate water, contain many forest products that are useful and can be a place for recreation and source of knowledge for mankind.

Indonesia is very rich in biodiversity and have a variety of forest types. This is due to Indonesia, including Wallacea region is the area located between Wallacea and Weber lines. Wallacea line located between Kalimantan and Sulawesi, and continues to the south of Bali and Lombok. While the Weber line is located on the east side of Sulawesi and Nusa Tenggara. In addition Indonesia also crossed by the Equator line, so that Indonesia only has 2 seasons the rainy and dry. It could also affect the type of forest in Indonesia because of forest species depend on natural conditions and other factors such as soil type, temperature, rainfall and climate.

Source: GREEN (Media Information Petungsewu Wildlife Education Center)

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