October 17, 2019
Authorities make legal move against APP concession
Indonesian authorities, in the form of a joint force made up of the Police and Ministry of the Environment and Forestry, have announced that they are making a legal move against an APP-controlled company (PT RML) operating in Sumatra’s Riau province...
October 15, 2019
Londerang peat protection forest entirely burned
The widespread, haze-causing peat fires in the Londerang peat protection forest naturally raise huge questions given the efforts made by multiple stakeholders to recover the peat forests burned there in 2015.
October 10, 2019
New evidence reaffirms APP as haze producer
It is indeed regrettable that despite the significant efforts it has invested, APP remains responsible for 2019’s transboundary haze at a certain level, most notably during September this year.
October 8, 2019
Claim by APP's owner disproved by haze-causing fires
This claim from the APP sustainability report has unfortunately not been proven on the ground. On the contrary, APP still contributed to haze-causing fires at a certain level in 2019, as highlighted by two pieces of key evidence...
October 4, 2019
APP’s reaction to haze-causing fires dismissed
APP should not be looking for scapegoats by blaming the interpretation of satellite photos, especially given that the Planet Explorer image very strongly highlights how APP has failed to manage its concession, thereby leading to the recurrence of haze-causing peat fires.
October 1, 2019
Action plan for orangutans revoked for upgrade
A recently-published Indonesian strategy and action plan for orangutan conservation was legally revoked by Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya because its substance needs to be upgraded...