When you have been sleeping: Man walks 700km backwards to protest deforestation

This handout courtesy of Medi Bastoni taken and launched on August 5, 2019 exhibits Bastoni as he takes a selfie throughout a fast cease in Kendal, throughout his ongoing marketing campaign to attract consideration to the difficulty of deforestation in Indonesia. – Bastoni is strolling 700-kilometres (435 miles) from his residence on a volcano in East Java to Jakarta within the hope of drawing consideration to the archipelago’s rapidly shrinking forests — and he’s doing it backwards.

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An Indonesia man is strolling 700 km to boost consciousness of deforestation in his nation. The journey from japanese Java to the capital Jakarta could be arduous sufficient beneath any circumstances, however Medi Bastoni is drawing consideration to his marketing campaign by doing it strolling backwards. The 43 12 months outdated hopes to fulfill President Joko Widodo when he arrives in Jakarta later this month. “I hope the federal government will begin to care concerning the setting …. so the younger technology will care about the environment,” the daddy of 4 informed Reuters TV.  Indonesia has one of many highest charges of deforestation on this planet, with greater than 74 million hectares of rainforest – an space almost twice the scale of Japan – logged, burned or degraded within the final half century, in line with Greenpeace. Bastoni walks at the least 20-30 km a day, carrying solely snacks and water. A rear-view mirror hooked up to his backpack helps him to keep away from obstacles.

With recordsdata from the Presse Canadienne and Reuters.