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Authorities respond to Sime Darby and IOI denials

... of law enforcement actions to combat fires causing haze. "The sealing of a burned location is part of the law enforcement process. We will apply multi-layered law enforcement, at the administrative, ...

Malaysian concessions at fault for fires and haze sealed

...  “This is not a simple problem. It's not just a physical matter of extinguishing a fire. There are also some very complex social issues happening there,” the minister added.  The photos ...

CIFOR applauds President Jokowi’s moves

GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS September 2, 2019 CIFOR applauds President Jokowi’s moves JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - Robert Nasi, Director General of the Center for International ...

BRG revitalizing livelihoods from burned peatlands

... plot of the same size is being developed in 2015’s burned peatlands, as portrayed in the following photos. "Sustainable practices in agriculture development such as these can be applied ...

Field evidence verifies Astra’s forest conservation efforts

... 25), global environmental campaign organization Mighty Earth appreciates the forest conservation efforts being undertaken by the Astra company, while also asking that the significant areas not made up ...

Protection forests removed from moratorium map

... forests, which was subsequently approved by the Indonesian Forestry Ministry. After approval, this change was incorporated into the Aceh spatial plan, which was signed in December 2013. In May 2014, ...

Special envoy: Permanent forest moratorium a fantastic move

... The permanent moratorium is expected to prevent any further slicing off of parts of this national park for palm oil permits, as happened under the previous administration. In addition to covering ...

Mighty Earth: Astra sending a powerful signal

... forest cover into new palm oil plantations, Hurowitz expressed his appreciation. “It’s good for them to get positive recognition for implementing no deforestation.”  Putting restoration on the agenda  ...

Key wildlife habitat protected by palm oil producer

... Sumatran tiger and elephant’s habitat. As such, Astra’s decision not to open new palm oil plantations in a substantial part of its concession deserves appreciation, especially as it pertains to the protection ...

Moratorium unlocked to return palm oil concession to national park

... convertible production forests. This meant that palm oil companies could apply for new permits to legally develop these areas. In line with this, in December 2013, former Indonesian Forestry Minister ...

Minister highlights growth in Sumatran tiger population

... achieving global targets,” she added. At the end of her speech, Minister Nurbaya made the following appeal: “I wish to call for enhanced global cooperation to protect our biodiversity. I hope we can ...

GAMA translating NDPE policy into action in Papua

... of its NDPE policy approaches.   Furthermore, the completely insignificant amount of HCS forests logged before GAMA adopted its NDPE policy, less than 1% of the total effective area of the two ...

Photos display Batang Toru dam construction progress

...  All the photos displayed in this news report appear in the abovementioned April 2019 verification report.  The first two of the photos below demonstrate the access roads developed by the dam project’s ...

Minister details permanent moratorium on primary forest, peat

... Jokowi, in his joint letter with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, to express his disappointment in the EU given that it is ignoring Indonesia’s commitment to forest preservation efforts, ...

Govt ramps up efforts to protect Tapanuli orangutans

... and also now do the same with its environmental permit, unquestionably deserve great appreciation.  These efforts are primarily aimed at ensuring the continued survival of the Tapanuli orangutans. As ...

GAR-Greenpeace engagement ends up in claim rebuttal

... company - was forced to upgrade its December 2013 deforestation-free palm oil policy in December last year as its supply chains were still linked to deforestation.  Given Greenpeace's apparent concern ...

APRIL preventing extinction of Sumatran tiger

... ongoing efforts to ensure the survival of this critically-endangered species are wholly appreciated.                   MORE NEWS  ...

Ground-check reaffirms NDPE newcomer serious

... peat development policy on the ground level. Furthermore, GAMA also appears to be serious about complying with the sanction imposed on PT GAN - which operates in West Kalimantan’s Kubu Raya regency - ...

Orangutan forest update relevant to Greenpeace

... covers an area equivalent to 37,000 soccer fields (with reference to a legally-approved delineated document), or more than 1.5 times the size of Amsterdam, is one of the world’s largest strongholds of ...

Over 1000 orangutans remain ahead of World Environment Day

... World Environment Day is celebrated in a few days’ time (Jun 5), nothing will have happened to threaten the more than one thousand Bornean orangutans living in the MPK logging concession. We also expect ...

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