Greetings from Indonesia
From January to March, we worked with many local people to plant trees across a total 150 hectares of land. We monitor and manage the trees periodically. It is rainy season now, which provides good conditions for the trees to achieve high survival rate.
In Daikin’s forest, we have planted not only native species, but also fruit trees such as Aren, Jackfruit, Rambutan, Myristica fragrans and Jengkol, which were selected by local communities. All of species were planted to become Green Belt of the Daikin’ forest block.
Progress in the reforestation project
Music is a universal language. Everyone likes music. As such, it can even convey a message on the importance of environmental protection. In our mobile environmental education program, we use music as a means to enhance children’s awareness and understanding of the environment. We have composed a song with the theme of nature and its preservation, which we sing with children at schools. Our admiration goes to the children, who are never shy about singing in front of others. We hope that this project of environmental learning through music leads to a bright future for the children.
“To Be Green”
Open my eyes, feel the fresh air, the sound of nature tells morning is here
Rising sun the songbirds greet, as they glide from tree to tree
But now it is here no more
My forest is here no more
Bring back my green forest; stop hurting my forest
Bring back my green forest; stop hurting our nature
It’s for the people’s sake too…
Environmental learning through music
Wild boars are a common species in Indonesia and frequently captured on 10 cameras set up in the Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park. The wild boar is an unwelcome guest for farmers, however, as they cause damage to carefully grown corn and cassava. A fellow inhabitant of the forest, the Javan leopard prevents the wild boar from overly increasing in number, thus playing an important role in maintaining a balanced ecosystem. Wild boars are valuable prey for the predators.
Wildlife investigation in Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park