The regreening of deforested slopes in the mountainous area of the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park (TNBTS) in East Java has set an example where community involvement in the restoration of forests is paramount to its success.
Titik Kartitiani is a freelance journalist based in East Java who writes about the environment, culture, design, and fashion. She became a journalist in 2003 for the flora and fauna magazine, Flona a publication by the Kompas Gramedia Group. She is currently contributing and a photojournalist for various media including Ekuatorial, National Geographic Indonesia, Intisari, and Reuters. Titik has also written and published several books, including Rimbang Baling (WWF), Forclime Program (Forest and Climate Change Program)-GIZ, 32 Years of the Tuban Block (Pertamina), and Encyclopedia of the Outer Islands of the Archipelago.