Selfie for sustainability? – CIFOR Forests News

Sunrise is a popular “self-portrait” spot in Panguk Hill, Mangunan Forest, Yogyacarta, Indonesia. KPH Yogyakarta / Abd Aziz

You may not have heard of the mangrove forest in Indonesia, but you may have seen one. Photographs of tourists in the shade of trees, spectacular green forests, rolling hills and glittering streams have been the highlight of many Instagram posts over the past decade.

Named the “Special Region”, Yogyacarta is the heart of Java culture, which strengthens its interest in tourists.

However, the popularity of mangoes as a form of natural beauty is not coincidental, but has been the result of joint efforts by local community organizations since 2011.