Aceh Custom Council (MAA) is launching a forest management handbook based on sharia and customary law compiled by Acehs traditional and public figures to support sustainable forest management in Sumatra.
“The book describes how Islamic and custom laws established the environment, including sustainable forest management,” the chairman of MAA, H Badruzzaman, said here on Monday.
Note also that US taxpayer funds are going toward funding this enterprise in Indonesia, a country with large oil and gas reserves:
The book is published by the MAA in cooperation with Strengthening Integrity and Accountability Program (SIAP) II.
SIAP II, which is run by a consortium, consisting of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia, Transparency International Indonesia, and Indonesia Working Group on Forest Finance, is a part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) program.
All of this concern for wildlife and the environment in the Shariah context must be a regional thing centered on Indonesia, because countries like Qatar and Saudi Arabia have never been known as leading the charge for a clean environment friendly to fish, fowl, mammals, reptiles and other forms of wildlife.