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Indonesia-Norway partnership marks a decade of success

...  The following graphs depict the extent of the Indonesian moratorium map on primary forests and peatlands over the last 10 years. The moratorium continues to cover an area greater than 66 million hectares, ...

OPINION-RFN on Indonesia-Norway ten year partnership

... peat ecosystems. Today, under the current leadership of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia has expanded its capability to implement social forestry approaches and now has a large division ...

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 ...

Palm oil concessions home to rich biodiversity

... fulfilling legal compliance as well as their own sustainability policies.  Most of the biodiversity in Indonesia is found in primary forests and peatlands spanning an area of more than 66 million ...

No further deforestation by palm oil company in West Papua

... has stopped any further deforestation of the HCS forests, and any new peat ecosystem drainage, in its concessions - is certainly tied to its attempts to fulfill compliance with the RSPO, as reported by ...

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 ...

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 ...

New evidence reaffirms APP as haze producer

... again to be one of the region’s haze-producing companies, among other things, due to serious peat fires burning in another pulpwood concession it controls (PT RHM) in South Sumatra’s Musi Banyuasin ...

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

... Jambi province has also been unable to prevent peat fires in the concession areas, as well as up to 5 km from the concession boundaries. The  ESA Sentinel-2 and Planet Explorer images ...

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

... years focusing on ANJT’s operations, given that this company has been relentless in clearing West Papua’s HCS forests, including the draining of the peat ecosystem. Greenomics has also demonstrated ...

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 ...

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