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Minister highlights growth in Sumatran tiger population

... Joko Widodo will sign a permanent moratorium on the development of primary forests and peatlands covering more than 66 million hectares, more than 21 times the size of Belgium, the figures for which were ...

APRIL preventing extinction of Sumatran tiger

... report warned that Indonesian peatlands in low lying regions, including the Kampar Peninsula landscape, continue to be seriously threatened by subsidence due to long-term peat drainage practices. Nevertheless, ...

More facts from palm oil landscape serve as lesson for EU

... to PT Kallista Alam.  The landscape, considered to be the orangutan capital of the world and one of the most important portions of the Leuser Ecosystem, consisted of forested peatlands equivalent in ...

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 ...

Govt efforts dramatically reduce haze in last three years

... covering seven priority provinces in the islands of Sumatra, Kalimantan and Papua.  The President did not stop there however. Instead he put the brakes on any new development of peatlands by signing ...

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 ...

Peat forests being drained in APRIL-controlled supply chain

... foresthints.news (Feb 6). However, the latest spatial evidence proves that this is not the case. In fact, peat forest clearing and draining have been taking place in peatlands which are part of the APRIL-controlled ...

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 ...

APP ecosystem restoration concession being canalized

... 2015, Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya publicly explained that Pulai and Jelutung are among the types of trees suitable for planting in peatlands without the need for the development ...

Palm oil supplier continues to disrespect govt sanction

...  The palm oil concession concerned, the major land cover of which comprises forested peatlands, lies in West Kalimantan’s Kubu Raya regency. Last year, the Pundi group purchased this concession from the ...

APP expansion diminishes conservation zone

PULP & PAPER NEWS January 17, 2019 APP expansion diminishes conservation zone  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - Not only has the APP-owned company PT Arara Abadi re-drained peatlands that ...

APP re-drains recovering peatlands for acacia expansion

PULP & PAPER NEWS January 14, 2019 APP re-drains recovering peatlands for acacia expansion  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), one of the world’s largest vertically-integrated ...

POIG member linked to drainage of peat restoration areas

...  The palm oil company in question, PT Banyu Kahuripan Indonesia (BKI), has consistently exploited 2015’s burned peatlands, which have been targeted for restoration since mid-September 2016 by the Indonesian ...

New peat drainage continues in Indonesian priority provinces

PALM OIL NEWS December 5, 2018 New peat drainage continues in Indonesian priority provinces  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - New drainage of peatlands for the expansion of palm oil plantations ...

Causes of land cover changes in orangutan stronghold discovered

... in Poland. President Joko Widodo set out a very clear position with regard to preventing any further destruction of peatlands by signing a revised government regulation in early December 2016 which banned ...

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 ...

RSPO member continues to drain peat ecosystem

... members that persist in clearing HCS forests and draining peatlands if it hopes to preserve the reputation and integrity of its recently-adopted new standard.              MORE NEWS   ...

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 ...

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