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Al Gore urged to learn from two sealed Cargill concessions

... Al Gore on Indonesia’s 2019 forest and land fires at an Indonesia Pavilion event at COP 25 Madrid, the Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry had advised him to learn from the sealing of two ...

UNEP slides on Indonesia’s burned areas now irrelevant

GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS December 12, 2019 UNEP slides on Indonesia’s burned areas now irrelevant JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - The Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry ...

150 orangutans in palm oil concession saved from fires

... and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya ordered her team to seal the concession (Sep 14). The ministry’s law enforcement actions are not only focused on the burned areas in the PT KAL palm oil concession, ...

CIFOR slammed by authorities for premature analysis

GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS December 6, 2019 CIFOR slammed by authorities for premature analysis JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - The Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry has concluded ...

Govt to crack down on misleading wildlife fund-raising campaigns

... Forestry Ministry will start taking firm action against individuals, groups and organizations that conduct fund-raising campaigns which exploit key Indonesian wildlife species and deceive the public.  ...

Assessment of unburned Bornean orangutan habitat required

... Indonesian forestry authorities. This logging concession, spanning an area of 37,000 hectares (after legal demarcation) or over half the size of Singapore, comprises a peat ecosystem which ...

APP Sinarmas sets new peat fire record this year

... was afflicted by massive peat fires in 2015, for which it received a heavy sanction from Indonesian forestry authorities and was also obliged to issue a public apology in a newspaper.   This ...

Community-based carbon credit schemes legally possible

... for social forestry programs, an area more than 47 times larger than Singapore, Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya has targeted the acceleration of another 4 million hectares for ...

79% of Indonesia's priority targets linked to MoEF

GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS November 21, 2019 79% of Indonesia's priority targets linked to MoEF JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya ...

GAR’s peat rehabilitation site burned again

... provinces in Indonesia and also played a part in transboundary haze. Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Ministry asserted that the RSPO should reassess its own position given that more than half ...

Carbon credit arrangements to be finalized: Minister

GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS November 14, 2019 Carbon credit arrangements to be finalized: Minister JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya ...

Haze-causing fires ongoing in APP concession

... Sumatra, to pay compensation for 2014’s peat fires after losing a court battle against the Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry.  During the trial process, PT BMH claimed that the ...

Govt: RSPO should question its own effectiveness

PALM OIL NEWS November 6, 2019 Govt: RSPO should question its own effectiveness JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - The Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry has declared that the ...

CIFOR DG: Key efforts needed to sustain momentum on peat, forests

... International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Robert Nasi told foresthints.news in a recent discussion that efforts undertaken and still underway in the field of forestry and peatlands in Indonesia ...

Sinarmas concession burns on President's inauguration day

... several APP companies have failed to prevent fires in their concessions in Riau, Jambi and West Kalimantan, with one concession even sealed by Indonesian forestry authorities.       ...

Authorities make legal move against APP concession

... again. 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 ...

Claim by APP’s owner disproved by haze-causing fires

... one of the largest APP-owned concessions operating in West Kalimantan province, has been sealed by the Indonesian Ministry of the Environment and Forestry (Sep 12) due to evidence of forest and ...

Action plan for orangutans revoked for upgrade

... orangutan conservation (Apr 26) was legally revoked by Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya in mid-September because its substance needs to be upgraded on the back of various recent ...

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