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CIFOR applauds President Jokowi’s moves

... and peatlands. Nasi declared that “tremendous progress has been made with regard to forest governance and policies in Indonesia under the administration of President Jokowi. The president and his ...

WRI: Indonesian permanent forest moratorium a huge step

... global research organization, views Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s recent move to sign a permanent moratorium on granting new permits for primary forests and peatlands in areas spanning more ...

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 ...

Photos display Batang Toru dam construction progress

... by the ministry aimed at ensuring that the dam construction’s impact does not cause the extinction of the Tapanuli orangutan. “Our minister has repeatedly stressed that the monitoring process must continue ...

Orangutan forest update relevant to Greenpeace

... spatial team, there was no change in the forest cover between the end of May and WED 2019 (Jun 5), with more than 80% of the MPK logging concession still composed of relatively intact peat forests.  ...

Over 1000 orangutans remain ahead of World Environment Day

... was composed of relatively intact peat forests. A spatial analysis using high-resolution satellite images prepared by the foresthints.news spatial team has confirmed that, as of the end of May this year, ...

RSPO takes move, listed company stops deforestation

... in clearing West Papua’s HCS forests, including the draining of the peat ecosystem. Greenomics has also demonstrated that HCS deforestation in another spot in one of the ANJT concessions was discontinued ...

APRIL ends acacia sourcing from HCS deforester

... of APRIL’s efforts, do not comply (with APRIL’s sustainability policy)”.  Greenomics countered, however, that APRIL continues to source acacia fiber from the Djarum group which is developing peat domes, ...

Earthworm members mired in orangutan peat forest loss

PALM OIL NEWS January 30, 2019 Earthworm members mired in orangutan peat forest loss  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - As of late January this year, peat forests inhabited by the Bornean orangutan ...

Apical, Mondelez still at fault for orangutan habitat loss

... engaged with the ongoing devastation and peat drainage of the habitat of the critically-endangered Bornean orangutan in one of Indonesia’s peat restoration priority provinces.  Apical (Asian Agri group), ...

New sanction imposed as NDPE policy still on paper only

... palm oil buyers and traders that have already adopted a No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy have yet to change their corporate culture in that their supply chains remain linked ...

RSPO investigating member clearing HCS forests

... with the draining of a peat ecosystem even after President Joko Widodo banned such practices in early December 2016, as earlier reported by foresthints.news (Oct 24).   Global palm oil buyers, such as ...

New peat drainage continues in Indonesian priority provinces

PALM OIL NEWS December 5, 2018 New peat drainage continues in Indonesian priority provinces  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - New drainage of peatlands for the expansion of palm oil plantations ...

HCV signboards in pulpwood concession go missing

... in West Kalimantan’s Kubu Raya regency, marking high conservation value (HCV) areas, have been torn down.  The signboards were removed after evidence of illegal peat forest clearing in this supposed ...

Decision made over APRIL supply chain evidence

... Siti Nurbaya demanded that palm oil and pulp & paper companies which have declared zero deforestation and no peat exploitation in their supply chains truly comply with their commitments on the ground ...

Mars asks ADM to remove Papua deforester from supply chain

... peat forests, for palm oil expansion despite the recent imposition of a new palm oil expansion moratorium by President Joko Widodo (Sep 19).  In addition to Mars, Nestlé has also asked its direct suppliers ...

Govt exposes razing of peat forests by global CPO supplier

PALM OIL NEWS October 12, 2018 Govt exposes razing of peat forests by global CPO supplier  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - Another ground-based check has been conducted by the Indonesian Ministry ...

New Papua deforestation seen as a real test for Nestle

...  Blacklisted? Nestlé has made a recent announcement stating that it plans to blacklist suppliers that are still linked to deforestation and peat destruction. Proof of this, however, is awaited. In ...

Peat forests continue to disappear in APP’s HCV areas

PULP & PAPER NEWS October 3, 2018 Peat forests continue to disappear in APP’s HCV areas  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - The remaining peat forests lying in an Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)-controlled ...

Minister underlines key points of new palm oil moratorium

... gave a reminder of how much effort her ministry has put in to enforcing improved peat governance, in particular by trying to end new peat development, since the President placed a ban on any new draining ...

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