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Minister steps in assist forestry sector due to COVID-19

... half a million foreign tourists were recorded visiting the ministry’s nature conservation tourism sites.  The photos below are of Sebangau National Park, the largest peat landscape national ...

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 ...

Forestry and environmental issues to dominate in 2020

... involved in reporting on relevant issues, especially those related to forestry, peatlands and key wildlife species in Indonesia. This reporting has been backed up by on-the-ground and spatial evidence. ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

PULP & PAPER NEWS November 28, 2019 APP Sinarmas sets new peat fire record this year  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - Asia Pulp and Paper (APP Sinarmas) has exacerbated ...

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 ...

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 ...

Haze-causing fires ongoing in APP concession

... by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP Sinarmas), has frequently been the source of serious haze-causing peat fires. This year is no exception.  This is proven by a satellite image (Nov 9) which clearly shows ...

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 ...

Sinarmas concession burns on President's inauguration day

... with regard to Asia Pulp and Paper (APP Sinarmas) after areas in one of its concessions (PT BMH) - one of the main suppliers for the OKI mill - were ravaged by peat fires once again, having also burned ...

Authorities make legal move against APP concession

... company (PT RML) operating in Sumatra’s Riau province due to the peat fires burning in its concession.  These peat fires are raging in a roughly 2 km radius outside of the PT RML concession ...

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