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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 ...

Norway’s special envoy talks about EU delegated act

... the clearing and draining of peatlands.  This move was in response to the 2015’s widespread peat fires which caused huge damage and losses, adversely impacting Indonesia’s economic growth in that year.  ...

Peat drainage ongoing amid protests against EU’s delegated act

... these practices have been banned by President Joko Widodo through regulatory reforms pertaining to peatlands along with the moratorium imposed on palm oil expansion.                   MORE NEWS ...

Musim Mas makes dubious claim about supplier

... in place and follows the practices of the RSPO closely.” “It has demonstrated that it did not plant or drain peatlands, nor did it interfere with the work of the the Indonesian Peat Restoration Agency ...

Business reasons cited for ongoing peat forest clearing

... peatlands, has not been hit with a sanction from the ministry. This raises a relevant question as to why there is an absence of law enforcement in this case. This situation also adds to the list of lessons ...

New facts cast doubt on TFT’s palm oil transformation

... to the transformation of the palm oil industry. Ironically, the only transparent thing is how the supply chains of TFT members persist in removing forests and draining peatlands. As the palm oil supply ...

Unending peat exploitation linked to three TFT members

... given that its palm oil supply chain still consists of suppliers which continue to source from companies eradicating Indonesia’s forests and exploiting its peatlands. One example of ongoing evidence ...

Leuser peat violator to be hit with parallel legal actions

... proceedings proceed, PT Kallista Alam is still clearing the forested peatlands in its concession, as seen in the Planet Explorer images below presented by the minister.  Parallel law enforcement  ...

PEAK clearing peat forests despite palm oil moratorium

... images. Given that the ministry also classifies the concession areas as part of a peat ecosystem, the ongoing construction of new canals by the company to drain peatlands clearly constitutes a peat violation. ...

Bornean orangutan peat forests being burned, logged

PULP & PAPER NEWS October 5, 2018 Bornean orangutan peat forests being burned, logged  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - Not only has illegal palm oil expansion been discovered in a pulpwood ...

Palm oil moratorium puts spotlight on existing permit

PALM OIL NEWS October 1, 2018 Palm oil moratorium puts spotlight on existing permit  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - The enactment of President Joko Widodo's moratorium on the expansion of new ...

Greenpeace report exposes impact of permits from SBY regime

... that almost all the ongoing deforestation in Indonesia over the past four years, including the destruction of peatlands, is a result of the impact of permits granted by the Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono “SBY” ...

Minister underlines key points of new palm oil moratorium

... of peatlands in early December 2016. She pointed to the new peat development carried out in two concessions controlled by First Resources/CAA situated in Central Kalimantan's Pulang Pisau regency (seen ...

Minister takes next move to stop peat violations in Leuser

... of orangutans, is located in the Leuser Ecosystem. In early December 2016, President Joko Widodo signed a revised government regulation, the main thrust of which was a ban on any new development of peatlands ...

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 ...

Deforestation halted by NDPE policy but ongoing monitoring needed

... example of such evidence is that of a palm oil supplier, which forms part of the supply chains of several NDPE companies, continuing to engage in new peat development in 2015’s burned peatlands in one ...

Palm oil expansion still ongoing in Indonesian peat ecosystem

... companies, PT AGL, which has been proven to have continued clearing the forested peatlands scattered within its concession. The map below shows the new palm oil plantation development plan in the PT ...

Fires hit Leuser Ecosystem’s Tripa peat swamp

... Ecosystem’s peatlands and forests by declaring a moratorium on the expansion of palm oil and mining development in this unique area. Nonetheless, since this declaration was made, a series of serious ...

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