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No further deforestation by palm oil company in West Papua

... oil concessions were granted in the SBY era, before President Joko Widodo took office. At the end of July 2014, Mongabay first reported that clearing of intact forests in the concessions had begun, referring ...

Palm oil firm’s NDPE in Leuser Ecosystem deserves support

... surrounds this company due to its clearing of most of the remaining forests - home to the Sumatran elephant - in its concession in 2016-2017, at the same time the Indonesian Environment and Forestry ...

Law enforcement still effective in orangutan capital of world

... with regard to legal compliance.  In fact, the robustness of the uniquely vast peat forest block demonstrates that a series of law enforcement moves made by Minister Nurbaya, aimed at the forests’ ...

Crucial messages delivered to WWF Spore on 2019’s fires, haze

... management of production forests.  “It would be much better for WWF Singapore to assist the WWF Indonesia company in restoring the environmental functions in its concession, impaired as a ...

Minister responds to new WEF Global Risks Report

... forests and peatlands covering in excess of 66.1 million hectares, an area more than 16 times the size of Switzerland. “Indonesia is one of the most biodiversity-rich places on earth. The permanent ...

Sumatran tiger action plan for next 10 years being finalized

... currently lies in conservation areas and protection forests. However, the tiger also still inhabits some production forests situated in logging, pulpwood and restoration ecosystem concessions.  Some ...

Minister: Co-habitat for flagship species still mostly intact

... of intact peat forests as of early January 2020. The latest update on the land cover situation in the wildlife reserve was conveyed by Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya in a technical ...

UNEP slides on Indonesia’s burned areas now irrelevant

... publishing a premature analysis on 2019’s burned forest and land areas which misled the public. As a result, CIFOR removed the report which had previously been posted (Dec 2) on its Forests ...

CIFOR slammed by authorities for premature analysis

... that the findings of an analysis published by CIFOR on the extent and distribution of the forests and land burned this year are premature. Furthermore, CIFOR’s decision to publish this analysis is ...

Assessment of unburned Bornean orangutan habitat required

... enforcement team to seal it in mid-September 2019. The latest satellite data proves that more than 80% of the concession is still composed of relatively intact peat forests.  While Bornean ...

Community-based carbon credit schemes legally possible

... specifically discusses the ministry’s prioritization of the acceleration of social forestry programs in protection forests through which local communities are granted access to implement sustainable ...

GAR’s peat rehabilitation site burned again

... fires in 2015. In the wake of this incident, in November 2015, GAR launched a project to rehabilitate the burned HCS forests in PT AMNL.  Unfortunately, however, over 40% of the peat rehabilitation ...

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 ...

Over half of elephant wildlife reserve burned

... chairman Teguh Ganda Wijaya, stated that “We are committed to supporting the protection and restoration of one million hectares of natural forests in Indonesia.” One of the landscapes included ...

Londerang peat protection forest entirely burned

... 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. The following ESA ...

Action plan for orangutans revoked for upgrade

... that it was imperative to incorporate President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo’s order on a permanent moratorium - which ended the granting of new permits in primary forests and peatlands - into the action ...

WWF concession sealed due to forest, land fires

... forests and maintain areas of good forest cover in the concession as a bufferzone for the Bukit Tigapuluh National Park.  The photos below, taken before the concession was sealed, demonstrate the ...

Jakarta offers conditional deal to Brussels on palm oil

... below show part of the peat forests in the Leuser Ecosystem, which spans in excess of 2.6 million hectares - equivalent to more than 797 times the area of ​​Brussels - and is inhabited by orangutans, tigers, ...

CIFOR applauds President Jokowi’s moves

... Forestry Research (CIFOR), has expressed his admiration for the efforts undertaken by Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo aimed at protecting and preserving the country’s vast forests ...

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