Villagers and government officials were clear that forests need to be regulated.
Villagers said that they wanted to regulate 11 aspects of forests (Figure 15). Their answers showed a concern for the resources in forests that were most valuable to them (water, timber, gaharu, fruit, game, forest products, and agricultural fields), protecting them from threats like theft or fire, and managing them for the future (boundaries, timber harvesting, protected forest, forest).
The five aspects most frequently mentioned by villagers were:
Theft of timber or other forest products
According to villagers, until now, the most...