April 2, 2020
Minister prioritizing focus on 81 zoos during COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic is having an impact on the fate of wildlife in 81 zoos in 20 provinces under the control of the Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry. Financing these zoos, aside from the state budget, is derived from...
March 30, 2020
Firefighting ongoing while COVID-19 spreads
There will be serious complications if haze-causing fires occur at the same time as COVID-19 continues to spread. Hopefully, such complications can be avoided.
March 26, 2020
Ministry, business join forces amid COVID-19 outbreak
Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya has mobilized a joint force with forestry and palm oil business associations dedicated to providing direct assistance to communities in fighting the spread of COVID-19.
March 23, 2020
Minister steps in assist forestry sector due to COVID-19
Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya has confirmed that ongoing efforts are currently being undertaken to ensure that there will be no lay-offs in the forestry business sector in relation to the emergency situation caused by the coronavirus....
March 3, 2020
Indonesia’s Omnibus Law to incentivize NDPE companies
Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya has asserted that the move to enact an omnibus law includes granting a strong legal space to back up NDPE policies through the revision of the licensing system in the forestry and environment sector.
February 25, 2020
Palm oil concessions home to rich biodiversity
“It has been proven on the ground that the existing palm oil concessions in Indonesia remain home to some extensive biodiversity. We also need to look at these facts,” Minister Nurbaya explained during a technical discussion on biodiversity and...