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Indonesian walking 700 kilometres backward to save forests

BEKASI, Indonesia—An Indonesian man is walking more than 700 kilometres (430 miles) backward from his village in eastern Java to the country's capital to raise awareness about deforestation.

Medi Bastoni began his arduous expedition on July 18 from his home on the slope of Mount Wilis, a dormant volcano in East Java province that has been affected by deforestation.