Sat, 01 Oct 1994

Forest rangers deployed

UJUNGPANDANG, South Sulawesi: To protect South Sulawesi forestry resources, the local government has deployed 260 new rangers in 21 regencies throughout the province.

They were assigned to secure the forests from fires, which often happen during a prolonged dry season, and to provide information to local residents on how to preserve forests.

A spokesman for the provincial forestry office, Titin Sugiyat, said the information campaign would focus on improving people's awareness about the need to stop logging.

Titin said the police are committed to providing the necessary assistance to the forest preservation campaigns, Antara reported. (pan)