The relatively intact peat forests in the palm oil concession ideally need to be maintained so that they remain connected to the Sebangau National Park’s peat forest landscape which is home to between 6,000 and 9,000 Bornean orangutans.
In her speech at the Opening Session of the 9th Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity in Norway, Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya, among other things, raised the issue of the increasing population of Sumatran tigers...
July 8, 2019
GAMA translating NDPE policy into action in Papua
Almost a year after it adopted an NDPE policy, global palm oil supplier GAMA Plantation has performed outstandingly in executing zero deforestation practices among high carbon stock (HCS) forests in its two concessions in Merauke, Papua province.
July 4, 2019
Photos display Batang Toru dam construction progress
“Our minister has repeatedly stressed that the monitoring process must continue on the ground as there is no compromise when it comes to the potential extinction of the Tapanuli orangutan."
Minister Nurbaya pointed out that the efforts to make this permanent moratorium - which covers in excess of 66 million hectares, equivalent to more than 21 times the size of Belgium - possible are an example of President Jokowi’s strong commitment to forest and peat protection.
June 26, 2019
Indonesia, global superpower for Bornean orangutans
When it comes to ensuring that the critically-endangered Bornean orangutan doesn’t face extinction, Indonesia undeniably remains a global superpower, as evidenced by the case of Sebangau National Park.