Tanjungpura University's forest has an important function as a natural laboratory center. Various types of rare and protected plants are found there.
The determination of a forest area's status often creates social conflicts, especially for communities living in the areas.
Forest encroachment activities not only cause damage to the ecosystem, but they also cause losses to the state and threaten people’s livelihoods.
There's evidence of illegal logging in the Untan Education Forest area.
Community dependence on forest products is still high, especially timber. Massive exploitation practices can threaten forest sustainability. So, what is the solution?
The Tanjungpura University Educational Forest Area does not only function as an education and training center. This area is also a “home” for various types of flora and fauna. One of them is Bornean orangutan subspecies Pongo pygmaeus.