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Deforestation & Forest Fires

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June 29, 2020

Business Times - June 29, 2020

Jakarta – Indonesia has pledged to respect international law as Singapore investigates companies and individuals linked to the 2015 land and forest fires that enshrouded the region in

June 25, 2020

Reuters - June 25, 2020

Fathin Ungku, Bernadette Christina, Singapore/Jakarta – Indonesia has scaled back protection for some of the world's most important tropical forests ahead of the worst season for fires

June 24, 2020

Jakarta Globe - June 24, 2020

Tara Marchelin, Jakarta – The National Police said on Wednesday a total of 64 forest and wildland fires have been reported since January.

June 23, 2020

Tempo - June 23, 2020

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) executive director, Nur Hidayati, openly opposed the statement made by Coordinating Minister for Political, Lega

Jakarta Globe - June 23, 2020

Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud M.D.

Jakarta Post - June 23, 2020

Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has called on authorities to prepare better disaster mitigation measures ahead of the dry season in August when forest fires

June 19, 2020

Mongabay - June 19, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Palm oil from a company that burned a pristine orangutan habitat in Sumatra has entered the global market due to an oversight, possibly ending up in produ

June 18, 2020

The Guardian - June 18, 2020

Rebecca Ratcliffe – The Indonesian government is deploying artificial rains ahead of the dry season's peak as the country attempts to prevent a repeat of the devastating fires that rav

Jakarta Globe - June 18, 2020

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Entering its sixth year, the largest restoration and conservation program on peatlands in Sumatra, the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER), has again recorded

June 14, 2020

Tempo - June 14, 2020

Antara, Jakarta – Land and forest fires in Peunaga Cut Ujong Village, West Aceh, burned 2.1 acres of peatland area in the past week due to hot weather, with the situation remaining unc

June 13, 2020

Reuters - June 13, 2020

Michael Taylor, Kuala Lumpur (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A social protection scheme to help poor Indonesians living in rural areas by giving them cash also reduced deforestation by

June 9, 2020

June 6, 2020

Deutsche Welle - June 6, 2020

In 2002, Rukam villagers sold their land to a palm oil company. Since then, they've seen their peatlands, forests and fish stocks vanish.

May 29, 2020

Mongabay - May 29, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia is set to receive $56.15 million from Norway, the first payment based on the results of the Southeast Asian country's efforts to preserve its va

May 27, 2020

May 21, 2020

Mongabay - May 21, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A broad coalition of civil society groups has called on investors and buyers to stop doing business with Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of the world's b

May 15, 2020

Reuters - May 15, 2020

Harry Jacques, Denpasar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indonesia has rowed back on plans to weaken rules for the timber products it exports, as green groups warned the proposed move wo

May 3, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 3, 2020

Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – Forest rangers on patrol in Gowa, South Sulawesi, knew something was amiss when they noticed a man in his mid-50s loading two-meter-long logs onto a yell

April 4, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 4, 2020

Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – The National Police's Water Police Directorate has arrested Sahril, 23, and Zulkarnaen, 25, on suspicion of illegal logging and shipping illegal timber in Me

April 3, 2020

March 27, 2020

Reuters - March 27, 2020

Michael Taylor, Kuala Lumpur (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indonesia is set to weaken rules on timber products it exports, undermining measures adopted by other countries to fight ill

March 26, 2020

Mongabay - March 26, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Environmental experts have warned of a resurgence in illegal logging in Indonesia after the government declared that wood exports would no longer have to

March 24, 2020

Mongabay - March 24, 2020

A new company has begun clearing rainforest in an area of Indonesia's easternmost Papua province earmarked to become the world's largest oil palm plantation, in a vast project that has

March 19, 2020

Jakarta Post - March 19, 2020

A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil, Jakarta – The Environment and Forestry Ministry has named an individual identified as IQ, the commissioner of logging company CV.

March 11, 2020

Jakarta Post - March 11, 2020

Jakarta – At least 12 endemic species of trees in the country are threatened with extinction, a researcher at the Indonesia Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Research Center for Biology has