Hutan Desa Lubuk Beringin (Village Forest) is the first officially recognized as the village forest in Indonesia. Prior to the recognition, they had been doing a lot to the forest, such as conserving it or developing village regulation on its management. They had been doing so despite the absence of government's assistance in the forest governance.
The benefits from hutan desa is water. The water is essensial for the villager. The water also gives them electricity, generated by the microhydro.
Filmed and edited by: Een Irawan Putra
Videographer by: Een Irawan Putra & Lutfi Pratomo