Essential Ecosystem Area is considered a middle way in harmonizing conservation and the community’s economy. However, education is needed for an effective collaborative forest management.
Siti Masudah Isnawati or Isnawati, is a journalist who has worked at Suara Merdeka Group since 2009 covering Pekalongan City (Pantura Bureau). Completed her undergraduate education in Communication Studies at Sebelas Maret University (UNS) Surakarta, Isnawati is very interested in environmental issues, including climate change and forestry. One of her memorable report was about the tidal flood in Central Java that impacted women's health.