April 2007 Donation of excessive seedlings

We provided 240 seedlings for a tree planting ceremony hosted by Gadjah Mada University, with the attendance of primary school students living around Wanagama experiment forest.
Receiving the requests for fruit tree seedlings from the residents of Paliyan district and Ngnut village, we donated 2,500 and 1,500 seedlings respectively from this year's remaining seedlings.

  • Pupils planting trees for commemoration.
    (April 17, 2007)
  • Local farmers with the donated fruit trees
    (April 18, 2007)

May-June 2007 Patrolling planting sites 2005 and 2006

From late July, the dry season, a harvest of cassava planted alongside the planted trees began. During this time, the nearby residents come to pull up the stumps or dig around the stumps to make it easier to pull it up. To ensure that the roots of the planted trees remain uncut, we carry out a work instruction patrol lasting until mid-September.
After April, rice followed by peanuts are harvested leaving cassava to be reaped in the dry season. In relation to the precautions, we hold a gathering with the people living in the community and explain not to damage the planted trees during the harvest time.

  • Announcing precautions to the local farmers prior to harvesting the farm crops.
    (May 28, 2007)
  • Wildlife reserve office staff and KTI staff go through precautions and ways to patrol before the harvest of crops (cassava) property start.
    (May 28, 2007)

July 2007 Land measurement begins for the place of planting in FY 2007

2007 marks the final year of tree planting. 210 hectares of land have been planted in 2006 leaving 90 hectares more to be planted in 2007.

  • Figuring out planting baseline by compass measurement.
    (September 8, 2007)
  • Setting a stake along the planting line.
    (September 1, 2007)

In September 2007, Chairman Shin of MSIG, visited Paliyan district to inspect the progress of the project. Before visiting the project site, he visited Judith First Primary School in the area and greeted the children.

  • Commemorative photo with everyone at the primary school.
    (September 22, 2007)
  • Their drum and fife band is a regular winner at prefectural contest held annually on Independence Day on Auugust 17.
    (September 22, 2007)

Upon visiting the project site, Chairman Shin received explanation from the research group at Gadjah Mada University about the environmental effect of the project, and later planted a tree to commemorate the visit.

  • Chairman Shin plants a mango tree for commemoration.
    (September 22, 2007)
  • With teachers and students of Gadjah Mada University at the observatory.
    (September 22, 2007)

At Gadjah Mada University, we have asked for a research to be carried out to examine whether the project contributes to recovering indigenous flora and fauna. In order to track this, we are conducting a research focusing on habitat situations of birds and insects respectively.

  • Recording type, number, and time of incoming birds as part of Gadjah Mada University avian research.
    (August 20, 2007)
  • Measuring the place of observation with GPS and making note.
    (September 22, 2007)

November 2007 State of recovery (138 tree-planted blocks, planted in December 2005)

  • Dec 2005 (At the time of plantation)
  • Nov 2007 (present)

March 2008 Tree plantation completes

Plantation which began 3 years ago have completed. It covers an area of 360ha with 300thousands trees which both went above the plan. We will continue the project until March 2011concentrating on management of the tree's growth.

  • Carrying seedlings by truck from the nursery. Bamboo basket is used not to harm the seedlings.
  • Planting in equal interval and placing stones around the planted seedling for sign.

March 2008 ORIGAMI session in Paliyan II State Primary School

We held cultural exchange session which teaches ORIGAMI to the students of Paliyan II State Primary School. On this occasion, books of ORIGAMI written in English and boxes of crayon were donated to the primary schools in Paliyan suburbs.

  • Our employee is explaning how to make ORIGAMI by showing the sample.
  • Students are very interested and Listening to explanation.
  • Students challemging ORIGAMI
  • Commemorative photo of students and our employee after finishing ORIGAMI.