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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 ...

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 ...

Palm oil firm’s NDPE in Leuser Ecosystem deserves support

... lies in part of the Leuser Ecosystem recently reaffirmed in a letter (Jan 30) its commitment to building partnerships to adopt a No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy. Controversy ...

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 ...

Law enforcement still effective in orangutan capital of world

GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS January 28, 2020 Law enforcement still effective in orangutan capital of world JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - The single remaining peat forest block in the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sumatran tiger action plan for next 10 years being finalized

... year, President Joko Widodo signed a permanent moratorium on the development of primary forests and peatlands covering an area more than 1.7 times the size of Norway, significant parts of which ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Carbon credit arrangements to be finalized: Minister

... RBP can be requested and then delivered to the newly-launched, state-controlled LH fund,” she added. In early August this year, President Jokowi signed a permanent primary forest and peatland moratorium ...

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 ...

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