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2016-08-19
Violations in Tripa peat protection zone uncovered

Although a section of the Tripa peatlands was designated as a protection zone by the Aceh Spatial Plan in December 2013, burning, clearing and draining has still occured in parts of this area.
 

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2016-08-15
President gets peat agency report card, demands further peat restoration action

President Jokowi has ordered immediate and clear on-the-ground action to be taken to restore both peatlands burned last year, in particular those located in concession areas...

2016-08-12

Palm oil moratorium on track, ministry urges all parties to get on board

A draft presidential instruction and action plan on the palm oil plantation expansion moratorium were approved at a coordination meeting under the auspices of...

2016-08-07
Pressure on Wilmar to keep its promises after IPOP disbandment

Wilmar should be willing to sever its supply chain from Provident Agro, given that the two concessions of this supplier concerned consist almost entirely of HCS forests...

2016-08-01
Ex-IPOP signatory’s commitment being tested in Papua despite reassurances

If the Musim Mas Group were to conduct land clearing in parts of these two concessions, it is fair to assume that the palm oil giant would be explicitly declaring itself to be...

2016-07-29
NGO network gives guarded response to issue of peat restoration priorities

“I think the peat agency should prioritize their work on heavily degraded peatland, but this should also be extended to less degraded peatland..."

2016-07-27
Ministry begins law enforcement phase against major APRIL supplier

“This forms part of the law enforcement supervision being undertaken by our ministry,” said the Director General of Law Enforcement at the ministry...

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