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Increasing the Survivability of Adopted Trees through Datafication

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In this episode of Smart Forest Radio, we speak with Sandyakala Ning Tyas from the Mountain and Jungle Explorer Association Foundation (Wanadri) in Indonesia . Sandyakala shares insights from the development of their Tree Guardian program, launched in 1998 to combat deforestation in an area exceeding 1000 hectares in West Java. In 2008, the programme began using digital technology to improve the survivability of adopted trees. It has since expanded to include mangrove adoption and animal and forest protection.

Interviewer: Yuti Ariani Fatimah

Producer: Harry Murdoch

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Language note: The interview takes place in Indonesian.


This radio episode was produced by the Smart Forests project funded by the European Research Council. Smart Forests is led by Professor Jennifer Gabrys and is based in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge.

Header image: The tree adoption map produced by Wanadri Foundation, covering the tree plantation period from 2008–2015 to 2015–2022. Retrieved 31 May 2024, from https://conservation.id/kolaborasi/program/wali-pohon/peta-wali-pohon/

Smart Forests Atlas materials are free to use for non-commercial purposes (with attribution) under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. To cite this radio episode: Ning Tyas, Sandyakala and Yuti Ariani Fatimah, "Increasing the Survivability of Adopted Trees through Datafication", Smart Forests Atlas (2024), https://atlas.smartforests.net/en/radio/sandyakala-ning-tyas. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.11483307.

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