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MoEF: Sciencemag news report on forest fires misconceived

... out that the CIFOR estimate in question only covers 2019’s burned areas in 7 peat priority provinces until the end of October 2019, prematurely concluding that the burned areas amounted ...

WWF reacts after agreement ended, ministry counters

... of taking legal action (against the ministerial decree)," he stressed. Peat agency evaluating collaboration with WWF In response to the ministry's legal move to end the joint agreement with WWF, the Indonesian ...

Carbon concession linked to fires sealed off

... sealed off the PT Rimba Makmur Utama (RMU) ecosystem restoration concession (Jan 6) because it is linked to peat fires raging across an area equivalent to 1,700 soccer fields in its concession ...

Sumatran tiger action plan for next 10 years being finalized

... year, President Joko Widodo signed a permanent moratorium on the development of primary forests and peatlands covering an area more than 1.7 times the size of Norway, significant parts of which ...

Al Gore urged to learn from two sealed Cargill concessions

GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS December 13, 2019 Al Gore urged to learn from two sealed Cargill concessions JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - In response to a speech made by former US Vice President ...

150 orangutans in palm oil concession saved from fires

PALM OIL NEWS December 10, 2019 150 orangutans in palm oil concession saved from fires JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - The impact of this year’s forest and land fires on at ...

79% of Indonesia's priority targets linked to MoEF

... prevention of land and forest fires and restoration of peatlands are also among our specific priorities for next year. Furthermore, law enforcement efforts will continue to be carried out as intensively ...

Govt: RSPO should question its own effectiveness

... comes to deforestation and peatland drainage practices, both before and during the implementation of the palm expansion moratorium, many reports have emerged revealing the significant level of involvement ...

Over half of elephant wildlife reserve burned

... 48 thousand hectares (as of Oct 27). Hopefully, the peat fires don't devour nearly the whole wildlife reserve this year, as happened in 2015, especially given the peat restoration efforts and investments ...

Londerang peat protection forest entirely burned

PULP & PAPER NEWS October 15, 2019 Londerang peat protection forest entirely burned  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - The Londerang peat protection forest which covers the ...

BRG revitalizing livelihoods from burned peatlands

GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS August 27, 2019 BRG revitalizing livelihoods from burned peatlands JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - The Indonesian Peat Restoration Agency (BRG) has delivered ...

Indonesian permanent forest moratorium signed

... that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has signed a 5-page order for a permanent moratorium which ends the provision of new permits in primary forests and peatlands covering areas of over 66 million ...

Mighty Earth: Astra sending a powerful signal

... is not aimed solely at Astra, but also at all other international palm oil companies. “Positive peat and forest conservation and restoration is the biggest issue and we’ve struggled to find any leadership ...

APRIL preventing extinction of Sumatran tiger

... peat hydrological unit and covering more than 720,000 hectares, or equivalent to more than 9 times the size of New York - effectively remains one of Indonesia’s last havens for critically-endangered Sumatran ...

GAMA changes stance towards Bornean orangutan forests

PALM OIL NEWS May 20, 2019 GAMA changes stance towards Bornean orangutan forests JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - The impact on the peat forests in GAMA Plantation’s palm oil concessions - home ...

Govt efforts dramatically reduce haze in last three years

GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS April 11, 2019 Govt efforts dramatically reduce haze in last three years JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - The scale of peat fires in Indonesia has been reduced dramatically, ...

Peat forests being drained in APRIL-controlled supply chain

PULP & PAPER NEWS February 28, 2019 Peat forests being drained in APRIL-controlled supply chain JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - In December last year, Singapore-based pulp and paper giant ...

Musim Mas makes dubious claim about supplier

... in December last year which revealed that one of its suppliers drained part of Indonesia’s targeted peat restoration areas in South Sumatra’s Muba regency.   In clarification, Musim Mas stated that the ...

APP ecosystem restoration concession being canalized

PULP & PAPER NEWS February 13, 2019 APP ecosystem restoration concession being canalized   JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - New canals are being developed in an expanse of peat ecosystem ...

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