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Deforestation & Forest Fires

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February 25, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - February 25, 2021

Hans Kapisa, Manokwari – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) had evaluated the governance of licensing and permits related to West Papua forests and palm oil plantation companie

February 22, 2021

Reuters - February 22, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday local authorities should get prepared for potential forest fires later this year as hot spots had been detected on the island o

February 18, 2021

Catholic Outlook - February 18, 2021

Ryan Dagur – Activists stage protest against Archbishop of Merauke signing deal with palm oil firm "at expense of environment"

February 17, 2021

February 12, 2021

UCA News - February 12, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Environmental organizations including church groups have warned that deforestation in Indonesia's natural forests is reaching a critical level, especially in Papua

February 11, 2021

Reuters - February 11, 2021

Harry Jacques, Solok, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Clipped onto a rope, climbing high up in a tree swaying in gusts of wind, Topher White finally reaches the roof of the rai

Mongabay - February 11, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Palm oil-driven deforestation is slowing down in Southeast Asia in 2020 but a handful of low-profile companies continue to drive the majority of the destru

CNN Indonesia - February 11, 2021

Jakarta – The Indonesian Monitoring Coalition says that deforestation in Papua has increased under the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

February 6, 2021

Taipei Times - February 6, 2021

Michael Taylor/Thomson Reuters Foundation, Kuala Lumpur – Indonesia's ambitious biodiesel program would increase the risks of deforestation as more tropical forest could be cleared to g

February 2, 2021

Mongabay - February 2, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Illegal loggers in Indonesia's remote Papua region have largely evaded any meaningful kind of punishment and continue to operate unimpeded, in what a new r

January 23, 2021

Kompas.com - January 23, 2021

Nicholas Ryan Aditya, Jakarta – Mining Advocacy Network (Jatam) Coordinator Merah Johansyah has refuted Presidential Chief of Staff (KSP) Moeldoko's statement that the administration of

January 21, 2021

Mongbay - January 21, 2021

Jakarta – Indigenous people in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province are protesting against a company that's preparing to raze their ancestral forest for a plantation megaproject plagu

January 13, 2021

UCA News - January 13, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Merauke Archdiocese in Indonesia's Papua province is set to receive billions of rupiah through a collaboration with an environmentally controversial palm oil compa

December 28, 2020

Mongabay - December 28, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong – As global demand for edible oil keeps growing, palm oil has enjoyed unprecedented growth both in consumption and production.

December 25, 2020

December 16, 2020

Digital Journal - December 16, 2020

Alfath Asmunda (AFP) – Sumini gets up at dawn to do her household chores – then leads a team of women into the jungles of Indonesia's Sumatra island, on a mission to battle rampant defo

December 11, 2020

Mongabay - December 11, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A major sawmill operation linked to widespread deforestation and corruption in Indonesia has had its legality certification revoked by the licensing author

December 8, 2020

Mongabay - December 8, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An area of natural forest the size of 1,500 football fields has been cleared since January in an oil palm concession in Indonesia's easternmost region of P

Jakarta Post - December 8, 2020

Jon Afrizal, Jambi – The residents of two villages in Jambi who have suffered recurring fire disasters have welcomed La Nina's arrival to the province, which has brought additional rain

December 4, 2020

Tempo - December 4, 2020

Jakarta – The environment and forestry minister issues permits for the use of protected forests for the food estates project. This endangers the future.

December 3, 2020

Mongabay - December 3, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Paying villages in Indonesia to ensure they don't burn their land for farming appears to have little to no effect on reducing fires, researchers have found

CNN Indonesia - December 3, 2020

Jakarta – Environmental organisation Greenpeace says that corporations in the palm oil sector have begun to venture into forests in Papua in concert with diminishing land availability i

November 28, 2020

November 26, 2020

Malay Mail - November 26, 2020

Singapore (Reuters) – Forest-related risks could cost companies that trade in or use Indonesian palm oil as much as US$10 billion (RM41 billion) this year, according to a study of more

November 17, 2020