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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 ...

IUCN report aligned with President Jokowi’s instruction

... of peat forests inhabited by the critically-endangered Bornean orangutan for palm oil expansion, a situation ongoing at least as recently as late January this year, as previously reported by foresthints.news ...

Causes of land cover changes in orangutan stronghold discovered

... intact peat forests as earlier reported by foresthints.news (Nov 30), were the result of natural factors. In order to reach the location to observe the minor land cover changes in a few locations, the ...

Minister underlines key points of new palm oil moratorium

... gave a reminder of how much effort her ministry has put in to enforcing improved peat governance, in particular by trying to end new peat development, since the President placed a ban on any new draining ...

MoEF declares Laman Mining as a corporate suspect

... and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya and reflects the continuing improved environmental and peat governance efforts in the era of President Joko Widodo. The illegal bauxite mining operations in question ...

Illegal Leuser Ecosystem destruction traced back

...  As an example, the minister pointed to a case of the misuse of legally-established HCV areas by PT Surya Panen Subur (SPS-2), a palm oil concession situated in the Tripa peat swamps on Aceh’s west coast ...

Minister sanctions palm oil company in Leuser Ecosystem

... to impose a strict sanction on PT Surya Panen Subur (SPS-2) - which operates in the Tripa peat swamps, part of the Leuser Ecosystem - specifically to ensure that the palm oil company undertakes peat recovery ...

Govt sends letter asking WRI to correct false GFW data

... even though there was absolutely no evidence of this in reality.  The following photos depict examples of 2015's peat fires that were not included as evidence from that year, but were instead included ...

Minister divulges breaches by global palm oil supplier

... fields in the Tripa peat swamps - part of the Leuser Ecosystem - on Aceh’s west coast. PT SPS-2 counts among its customers companies which are members of both the RSPO and TFT, in this case Nestle, ADM ...

Minister confirms end to peat drainage by two companies

PALM OIL NEWS July 26, 2018  Minister confirms end to peat drainage by two companies  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - A warning letter sent by the Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister ...

Minister confirms GFW map inaccuracies, WRI promises corrections

... peat fires as tree cover loss in that year, but instead transferred it to 2016 tree cover loss data. “If you refer solely to the GFW data, then it seems as if there were no massive peat fires in Indonesia ...

Peat agency signs MoU with RSPO, deprioritizing ISPO

GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS July 9, 2018  Peat agency signs MoU with RSPO, deprioritizing ISPO  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - In a public statement made in mid-November last year, President Joko ...

Serious dataset errors undermine claim of support from Norway

GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS June 29, 2018 Serious dataset errors undermine claim of support from Norway  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - Indonesian Peat Agency Chief Nazir Foead made a questionable ...

Official letter warns Salim Group companies over peat violations

PALM OIL NEWS June 26, 2018  Official letter warns Salim Group companies over peat violations  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - The Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry has sent an official ...

Indonesian authorities refute Greenpeace orangutan claim

... the majority of the concession concerned still consists of relatively intact peat forests. The ministry’s forceful dismissal of Greenpeace’s claim was conveyed by the Ministry’s Nature Conservation and ...

Minister brands EU palm oil phase-out deal a misstep

... to mitigate climate change being undertaken by Indonesia. This was a particular reference to the continuing improvements in peat governance taking place under the strong leadership of President Joko ...

Minister highlights lack of substance in biased news report

... which have seen continual improvement of forest and peatland governance over the last three years. The minister emphasized these points to foresthints.news after a dinner event at the 3rd Asia-Pacific ...

Peat mapping seen as invalid excuse for restoration slowdown

2018-08-02 Peat mapping seen as invalid excuse for restoration slowdown   JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - Considering that the establishment of the Indonesian Peat Restoration Agency (BRG) in early January ...

USD21.7 million channeled to governors for peat restoration

2018-02-13 USD21.7 million channeled to governors for peat restoration   JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - The Indonesian Ministry of the Environment and Forestry has channeled more than USD21.71 million ...

New work plan of APRIL’s largest supplier approved

2018-02-07 New work plan of APRIL’s largest supplier approved  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - After having a strict sanction imposed on it for carrying out peat violations in late December last year, ...

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