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12 Portraits of the Remaining Tropical Rainforest in Java Island (bahasa Indonesia)

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Photo by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2020.
Photo by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2020.

Pekalongan — Petungkriyono Forest is located in Pekalongan Regency, Central Java, Indonesia. The height of the forest is around 500-1,700 meters above sea level.

The forest belongs to the State-Owned Enterprise (BUMN) Perum Perhutani, whose management is under the Forest Management Unit (KPH) KPH Pekalongan Timur through the Doro Forest Management Unit (BKPH). There are 10 villages in the forest area.

Based on Perhutani's data as of November 2020, the Petungkriyono forest area reached 5,847.29 hectares. The IDN Times documents the condition of one of the remaining tropical rainforests in Java, in this photo series.

Most of the Petungkriyono forest area is natural protected forest. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
Most of the Petungkriyono forest area is natural protected forest. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
The forest ecology is still maintained as the threat from illegal hunting and logging increasing. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
The forest ecology is still maintained as the threat from illegal hunting and logging increasing. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
Petungkriyono forest is the remaining tropical rainforest in Java Island. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
Petungkriyono forest is the remaining tropical rainforest in Java Island. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
The biodiversity in Petungkriyono forest is still preserved, both flora and fauna. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
The biodiversity in Petungkriyono forest is still preserved, both flora and fauna. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
The researcher on biology at Jenderal Soedirman University in Purwokerto, Imam Widhiono, said that the oxigen produced from Petungkriyono forest is a life support in the Pekalongan area and surroundings. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
The researcher on biology at Jenderal Soedirman University in Purwokerto, Imam Widhiono, said that the oxigen produced from Petungkriyono forest is a life support in the Pekalongan area and surroundings. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
In his research published in 2015, there were 253 species in that forest. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
In his research published in 2015, there were 253 species in that forest. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
Ranging from bird species, butterflies, primates, epiphytes, ferns, and trees. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
Ranging from bird species, butterflies, primates, epiphytes, ferns, and trees. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
The Petungkriyono forest functions to collect rainwater in order to maintain water management and soil fertility. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
The Petungkriyono forest functions to collect rainwater in order to maintain water management and soil fertility. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
The Petungkriyono forest functions to collect rainwater in order to maintain water management and soil fertility. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
The Petungkriyono forest functions to collect rainwater in order to maintain water management and soil fertility. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
A number of organisms found in the Petungkriyono forest are endangered and protected species. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
A number of organisms found in the Petungkriyono forest are endangered and protected species. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
Rainfall and humidity in this forest are relatively high. Rainfall intensity is more than 34.8 millimetres per day. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
Rainfall and humidity in this forest are relatively high. Rainfall intensity is more than 34.8 millimetres per day. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
The climate inside the Petungkriyono forest is stable, remains cool both micro and macro climates in the middle of massive climate change. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.
The climate inside the Petungkriyono forest is stable, remains cool both micro and macro climates in the middle of massive climate change. Photo by Dhana Kencana. Indonesia, 2020.

Read this story in bahasa Indonesia on the IDN Times website.

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