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Indonesia, global superpower for Bornean orangutans

... doesn’t face extinction, Indonesia undeniably remains a global superpower, as evidenced by the case of Sebangau National Park. Sebangau National Park is a peat forest landscape spanning an area nearly ...

APRIL preventing extinction of Sumatran tiger

... peat hydrological unit and covering more than 720,000 hectares, or equivalent to more than 9 times the size of New York - effectively remains one of Indonesia’s last havens for critically-endangered Sumatran ...

Ground-check reaffirms NDPE newcomer serious

... peat forests into new palm oil plantations. GAMA adopted an NDPE policy fairly recently, in August last year. This global palm oil supplier seems serious about implementing this no deforestation, no ...

Orangutan forest update relevant to Greenpeace

... spatial team, there was no change in the forest cover between the end of May and WED 2019 (Jun 5), with more than 80% of the MPK logging concession still composed of relatively intact peat forests.  ...

Over 1000 orangutans remain ahead of World Environment Day

... was composed of relatively intact peat forests. A spatial analysis using high-resolution satellite images prepared by the foresthints.news spatial team has confirmed that, as of the end of May this year, ...

GAMA changes stance towards Bornean orangutan forests

PALM OIL NEWS May 20, 2019 GAMA changes stance towards Bornean orangutan forests JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - The impact on the peat forests in GAMA Plantation’s palm oil concessions - home ...

Half of palm oil concession set aside for conservation

... a Saratoga-controlled palm oil company (PT SPS-2) is still protecting Sumatran orangutan-inhabited peat forests in the Leuser Ecosystem’s Tripa peat forest landscape, known as the orangutan capital of ...

More facts from palm oil landscape serve as lesson for EU

... on the last remaining peat forests in a palm oil concession (PT SPS-2) in the Tripa peatland landscape, this news report looks at the forests lying in a palm oil concession adjacent to PT SPS-2 belonging ...

Palm oil company still protecting world’s orangutan capital

... palm oil company, PT SPS-2, is still in legal compliance by continuing to protect forested peatlands in its concession in the Tripa peatland landscape, one of the key parts of the Leuser Ecosystem. According ...

New photos from home of cohabitating key wildlife species

... species.   Efforts to protect this wildlife reserve are by no means a new development. On the contrary, they have been going on for a long time and continue to this day in this peat forest landscape ...

Delegated act could end EU's role in Leuser Ecosystem

... Leuser Ecosystem. This reserve is still overwhelmingly dominated by intact peat forests which play host to various critically-endangered species.  The Planet Explorer images below, presented by Jakarta-based ...

EU needs to take President Jokowi’s objections seriously

... should be taken very seriously by the EU, given that it is his two signatures that produced the legal framework for the policy of ending peat destruction and deforestation of good forest cover for the ...

Norway’s special envoy talks about EU delegated act

... forests into plantations,” the former Norwegian ambassador to Indonesia explained.  President Joko Widodo’s administration, in his view, “has done a remarkable job, most notably by imposing the peat ...

Peat drainage ongoing amid protests against EU’s delegated act

PALM OIL NEWS March 22, 2019 Peat drainage ongoing amid protests against EU’s delegated act JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - Amid increasingly tense protests about the European Commission's delegated ...

PHOTOS: Orangutan forests still being ruined for palm oil

... by companies that have abandoned deforestation and peat destruction practices while continuing to clean up to their supply chains from business-as-usual practices.  This reputation is also not only determined ...

Palm oil expansion moratorium potentially weakened

... offices respectively.  Accordingly, the peat ecosystem and good forest cover, which largely dominated the four palm oil concessions, should most certainly be excluded from the areas set aside for development ...

Peat forests being drained in APRIL-controlled supply chain

PULP & PAPER NEWS February 28, 2019 Peat forests being drained in APRIL-controlled supply chain JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - In December last year, Singapore-based pulp and paper giant ...

Peat violations ongoing in absence of law enforcement

PALM OIL NEWS February 25, 2019 Peat violations ongoing in absence of law enforcement  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - The Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry is still not taking law ...

Sime Darby reacts to palm oil supply chain cases

... peat forests, as reported by foresthints.news (Feb 1), SDP asserted that “We do not have a standing purchase contract with the company.” However, pertaining to this same case, Cargill told foresthints.news ...

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