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Britain`s Prince Charles plants rare ironwood tree

Bungku, Jambi, (ANTARA News) – Visiting Prince Charles of Britain who arrived in Jakarta on Saturday (Nov 1) 2008 for a five-day visit, on Sunday observed a seedling project in Bungku village, Jambi province and planted the rare Ironwood tree.

Charles who arrived at the Indonesian Ecosystem Restoration forest in Bungku village, Batanghari district at 2 p.m. local time, also visited a rain forest and observed a resettlement of the Suku Anak Dalam (SAD) and Suku Bathin Sembilan isolated tribes.

Prince Charles on the occasion was accompanied by Forestry Minister MS Ka’ban and Jambi governor Zulkifli Nurdin.

Both isolated communities SAD and Bathin Sembilan, were indigenous tribes who have been living in the forests for hundreds of years and earning a living from the forests.

Minister Ka’ban told the prince that the restoration forests covering 101,000 hectares from Jambi to South Sumatra will be developed into a model for the first forest restoration project in Indonesia.

To date ten domestic companies have applied for a license for the forest restoration project, Ka’ban cited.

 

    

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