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OPINION-Historical evidence of palm oil expansion in Papua

June 5, 2020 OPINION Historical evidence of palm oil expansion in Papua By Vanda Mutia Dewi Executive Director, Greenomics Indonesia The results of a study by Greenomics Indonesia reveal ...

OPINION-RFN on Indonesia-Norway ten year partnership

... rainforests in all high forest cover provinces.  The recent destruction of primary forests in Tanah Merah, Boven Digoel district in Papua for the planting of palm oil plantations is a clear example. ...

Minister boosts conservation gains from palm oil moratorium

GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS May 11, 2020 Minister boosts conservation gains from palm oil moratorium JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya ...

Ministry, business join forces amid COVID-19 outbreak

... has mobilized a joint force with forestry and palm oil business associations dedicated to providing direct assistance to communities in fighting the spread of COVID-19. The main principle, according ...

Indonesia’s Omnibus Law to incentivize NDPE companies

... carbon stock (HCS) forests set aside and protected for almost a decade by Golden Agri-Resources (GAR/Sinarmas Group) in three of its palm oil concessions in West Kalimantan province. Minister ...

Palm oil concessions home to rich biodiversity

PALM OIL NEWS February 25, 2020 Palm oil concessions home to rich biodiversity JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, in his order for a sustainable ...

No further deforestation by palm oil company in West Papua

PALM OIL NEWS February 13, 2020 No further deforestation by palm oil company in West Papua JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - As recommended by foresthints.news at the beginning ...

Palm oil firm’s NDPE in Leuser Ecosystem deserves support

PALM OIL NEWS February 10, 2020 Palm oil firm’s NDPE in Leuser Ecosystem deserves support JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - A controversial palm oil company (PT ABN) whose concession ...

Law enforcement still effective in orangutan capital of world

... Tripa peat swamp landscape, dubbed the orangutan capital of the world, spans an area equal to around five thousand football fields. This peat forest block, almost all of which lies in two palm oil concessions ...

Carbon concession linked to fires sealed off

... that a total of 90 concessions have been sealed by the ministry, most of which are palm oil concessions that are RSPO members, including many Malaysian and Singaporean companies. Logging and ...

Sumatran tiger action plan for next 10 years being finalized

... existing palm oil concessions, parts of which have been set aside as conservation area blocks, also encompass Sumatran tiger habitat, such as the Saratoga concession within the Leuser Ecosystem. In another ...

Forestry and environmental issues to dominate in 2020

...  Furthermore, foresthints.news has also reported on the palm oil, pulp & paper and mining sectors over the course of the year, as well as issues related to the relocation of the nation's ...

Al Gore urged to learn from two sealed Cargill concessions

... Cargill palm oil concessions due to fires. The Nobel Peace Prize recipient would certainly gain some important lessons learned from the law enforcement efforts made in these two palm oil concessions ...

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 ...

Govt to crack down on misleading wildlife fund-raising campaigns

... and Javan rhino.   The following photos show Bornean orangutans in a palm oil concession's conservation block. This flagship species is very often the object of fund-raising campaigns which ...

GAR’s peat rehabilitation site burned again

PALM OIL NEWS November 18, 2019 GAR’s peat rehabilitation site burned again JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - At the end of November last year, the RSPO published a report consisting ...

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

... more resources, both human and financial for years to come. Other key measures The CIFOR director general stressed that a three-year moratorium on palm oil expansion in areas of good forest ...

Action plan for orangutans revoked for upgrade

... haze-causing peat fires, the ministry’s law enforcement team has sealed several palm oil concessions inside and around West Kalimantan’s Sungai Putri landscape, the world’s largest habitat ...

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