Stop the Project REDD Indonesia - Australia

Monday, September 19, 2011

Stop the Project REDD Indonesia - Australia At Territory Indigenous Dayak of Central Kalimantan
We the undersigned, Mantir Peoples in Kadamangan Mantangai Kapuas in Central Kalimantan, has conducted serious talks on 7 - June 8, 2011 held at the Village Katunjung Mantangai Kapuas district of Central Kalimantan, the results of monitoring and evaluation of development of REDD projects of cooperation between Indonesia and Australia that was done by KFCP since 2009 to date June 2011, providing ratings and critical notes of the development projects, among others:
  • REDD projects signed since the beginning even before the review field (setting down on paper / map) has been in the area of ​​Indigenous Dayak communities covering 14 village / hamlet in the district and subdistrict Mantangai Timpah Kapuas district. The appointment of the project site area 120,000 hectares + without notice and prior consultation with the Dayak communities. Appointment location by letter dated December 20, 2010 No. KT.12/II-KIM/2010 which was signed by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Forestry Republic of Indonesia. 
  • During the presence of the REDD project to make citizens become restless and conflicts between fellow citizens that have an impact on the loss of brotherhood, mutual suspicion and no longer the peace that is created in the villages.
  • Implementation of REDD projects, often times put pressure on people both physically and MONEY fisikologis and promising millions to every citizen when the supports. Models like these make people more too intimidated and seduced by promises of MONEY. This is not good for the community's customary law in the process of self-help spirit of cooperation in the rehabilitation and reforestation of ex post PLG 1 million hectares.
  • REDD implementation and referral program conducted by the project executing agency KFCP using BOS Foundation, CARE International, Wetlands, Universities, giving more pressure on residents to close the access to and neglect of indigenous forests, plantations, fisheries and livelihood is the claim area REDD.
  • REDD project from the beginning never provide a guarantee in writing on the recognition of the indigenous Dayak peoples. But more emphasis on indigenous legal community to recognize the existence Ngaju REDD project area. This is an act does not have justice, we can not accept. REDD project is to be owned by Australia as a dirty industrial absorbent Australia (emissions) and obviously foreign-owned. On the contrary we are a born and raised since before the state became independent had not received justice for territory management.
  • Implementation of REDD projects give more sweet promises to the indigenous Dayak community Ngaju law, when in fact all the more lies at the field level. Report to supervisor all good, but in fact not true. This act of manipulation of the REDD project to the adat law community.
With the evolving situation REDD projects, the stance taken by Mantir are:
  • We Mantir Indigenous Kadamangan Mantangai Kapuas regency in Central Kalimantan, reject the presence of the REDD project because it threatens the rights and life of the Dayak in the REDD project.
  • Urged Mr. President. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Australian Prime Minister to stop the project, which has ignored the rights and threaten the livelihoods Dayak community.
  • Mr. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono immediately set by a decree of the right to manage the Dayak communities in the Watershed (DAS) Kapuas, which has long contributed to the climate crisis solutions in the areas of Central Kalimantan Peat.
  • Mr. President. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono immediately recognize the initiative of Dayak indigenous people in managing peat through planting, rehabilitation, pemeriharaan river, tatas gardens, indigenous forests as an integral part of the solution to the climate crisis (outside the REDD mechanism).
Dayak communities have made protection of peat resources with their local wisdom. We do not require the presence of REDD, we do not need promises. What we are doing to the climate crisis solutions for the salvation of mankind in the world - not looking for carbon funds. What we need now free health care, free education, increased skills and knowledge, provision of adequate technology and appropriate, adequate capitalization policy and support rehabilitation of the gardens and indigenous forest that burned last 3 years.
Thus we submit this statement. For your attention and cooperation we thank you.
Katunjung, June 8, 2011

1)Umbie Ipe Desa Mantangai Hulu, 2) Arthen. U. Sampah Desa Mantangai Tengah, 3) Yanmar Kurius Desa Kalumpang, 4) Sambung Desa Sei Ahas, 5) H. Arben anus Desa Katunjung, 6) Mudin Jaman Desa Katunjung, 7) Kanisius. B Desa Katunjung, 8) Tinus Desa Tumbang Muroi, 9) Zuda Dusun Tanjung Kalanis, 10) Simpei Desa Katimpun,

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