- Forest destruction in national parks occurs because of illegal logging, animal poaching, forest fires to illegal mining and others. Recovery efforts are underway, such as in Tanjung Puting and Way Kambas National Parks. The involvement of communities around the area is very important in these restoration efforts.
- Pesalat Forest, in Tanjung Puting National Park (TNTP), Central Kalimantan, is a portrait of successful area restoration. The once-damaged forest is now lush. There are agarwood, meranti, jelutong, ulin, ramin, nyatuh, and other endemic plants. The dense canopy allows small 'windows' for the sun to enter.
- Way Kambas National Park, Lampung, experiences recurrent fires. Poaching often fuels the fires. Kuswandono, Head of the Way Kambas National Park Center, said that forest fires are the biggest challenge in the area, around 80-90%. Recovery efforts have been made by involving parties which include the surrounding community.
- Elisabeth Devi Krismurniati, Head of Data Affairs, Monitoring Evaluation, Reports, and Business Licensing of the Way Kambas National Park Office, said that critical land in Was Kambas reached 30%, or around 37,000 hectares, from an area of around 125,000 hectares.
The trees are lush. There are gaharu, meranti, jelutung, ulin, ramin, nyatuh and other endemic plants. The tight canopy allows small 'windows' for the sun to enter. People usually call this area the Pesalat forest. The area in Tanjung Puting National Park (TNTP), Central Kalimantan was previously severely damaged, and is now recovering.
In this national park, there are areas that have returned to dense forests such as Pesalat, but some are still in recovery efforts such as Natai Tengah.
Pesalat became a dense forest cover due to the hard work of the surrounding community, beginning three decades ago.