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Deforestation & Forest Fires

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September 21, 2022

Mongabay - September 21, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia's program to wean itself off coal by burning it alongside progressively higher amounts of woody biomass will threaten more than a million hectare

September 15, 2022

Mongabay - September 15, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia has pardoned 75 companies operating illegally inside forest areas, with hundreds more to be amnestied in the future, the Ministry of Environment

September 14, 2022

Mongabay - September 14, 2022

Budi Baskoro, Lusia Arumingtyas, Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia – For 20 years, Redansyah has awakened every day at 5 a.m.

August 15, 2022

Straits Times - August 15, 2022

Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Jakarta – Indonesia has deployed more than 20 helicopters to six fire-prone provinces in Sumatra and Kalimantan as a pre-emptive measure, after small-scale forest

August 11, 2022

Jakarta Post - August 11, 2022

Cecep Aminudin (360info), Bandung – It's like trying to catch smoke.

August 9, 2022

Jakarta Post - August 9, 2022

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The North Sumatra Police have arrested two people, including an underage person, for allegedly igniting fires that have contributed to the ongoing forest-and-bu

August 5, 2022

Mongabay - August 5, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Fires are flaring up in Indonesia's Riau province, the perennial epicenter of the burning season in Sumatra, as the dry season sets in.

August 2, 2022

Jakarta Post - August 2, 2022

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – A district administration has reported another forest fire that has erupted near the Lake Toba tourist area in the North Sumatra regencies of Simalungun and Sam

Mongabay - August 2, 2022

Suryadi, Bengkalis, Indonesia – On the east coast of the island of Sumatra lies a grove of timber, fruit and native trees known as the Marsawa Peat Arboretum.

August 1, 2022

Mongabay - August 1, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – More than 100 Indigenous people in Indonesia's Papua region are calling on the local government to revoke all the permits of a palm oil company that's cont

July 26, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - July 26, 2022

Merauke, Jubi – In the last two decades, or during 2001-2021, 925,000 hectares of forest area in Merauke Regency have been lost, while 2,652,335 have been converted "for development and

July 20, 2022

Antara News - July 20, 2022

Prisca Triferna, Fadhli Ruhman, Jakarta – Some 206,935 hectares of peatland ecosystem are in a severely damaged state based on data collection conducted in 2022, Environmental Pollution

July 13, 2022

Tempo - July 13, 2022

Jamal Abdun Nashr, Semarang – Mangrove expert from the Faculty of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries at Diponegoro University, Rudhi Pribadi, criticized the construction project of the Sema

July 8, 2022

CNN Indonesia - July 8, 2022

Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has criticised a plan by the Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) to pardon hundreds of companies operating illegally in f

July 4, 2022

Tempo - July 4, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian province of East Kalimantan has been warned of potential wildfires as the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has detected 33 hotspot

June 23, 2022

Reuters - June 23, 2022

Alister Doyle, Oslo – Praised as guardians of tropical forests, indigenous peoples have accused governments of failing to follow up billion-dollar pledges in 2021 to enlist their help t

June 22, 2022

The Conversation - June 22, 2022

Benjamin Brown and Satyawan Pudyatmoko, Melbourne, Australia – Mangroves ring the shores of many of Indonesia's more than 17,000 islands.

June 16, 2022

Mongabay - June 16, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Authorities in Indonesia's Papua province have recommended the revocation of licenses for 35 out of the 54 oil palm concessions operating there.

June 9, 2022

Mongabay - June 9, 2022

Zamzami and Morgan Erickson-Davis, Pekanbaru, Indonesia – Reportedly home to 3% of the planet's mammal species and one of the highest levels of lowland plant diversity known to science,

June 1, 2022

Tempo - June 1, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Environmental Forum (Walhi) estimated that 1.26 million hectares, or about 60 percent of the total forest area in Jambi, had been encroached upon or dam

May 27, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - May 27, 2022

Jakarta, Jubi – Greenpeace Indonesia appreciates the decision of the Jayapura State Administrative Court which rejected the lawsuits of two palm oil companies, PT Anugerah Sakti Internu

May 25, 2022

Tempo - May 25, 2022

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo highlighted Indonesia's achievement in fighting forest fires in the 7th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 on Wed

May 24, 2022

News Room - May 24, 2022

Melanie Reid and Bonnie Sumne – Documents tabled in a New Zealand court case show how a Kiwi developer and a company which has cut down Papuan rainforest intend to make around $110 mill

April 28, 2022

Straits Times - April 28, 2022

David Fogarty, Singapore – Indonesia's fifth-straight annual decline in primary forest loss in 2021 shows government and business policies are working, experts from the World Resources

April 5, 2022

Mongabay - April 5, 2022

Suryadi, Pekanbaru, Indonesia – Upon his inauguration as governor of Riau in early 2019, Syamsuar promised to "protect the dignity of Indonesia" by ensuring that the vast Sumatran provi

Mongabay - April 5, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A palm oil company whose permit was revoked at the start of the year and which was ordered to halt operations is allegedly continuing to clear forests in I

March 28, 2022

Mongabay - March 28, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An area of natural forest a tenth the size of Seoul has been cleared by a subsidiary of South Korean paper giant Moorim in Indonesia's Papua region, a new

March 17, 2022

Mongabay - March 17, 2022

Sam Lawson – In November 2018, Earthsight published an in-depth investigation in collaboration with Mongabay into the Tanah Merah oil palm project in Papua, on the Indonesian hal

March 4, 2022

Mongabay - March 4, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Pulpwood and palm oil companies were among the biggest contributors to the loss of a Manhattan-size area of forest in Indonesia's Papua region in 2021, a n

March 2, 2022

Mongabay - March 2, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, jakarta – A plan to clear forests in Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua for food crops will release as much greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as Australia em

February 28, 2022

Tempo - February 28, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) detected 16 hotspots indicating forest fires in five districts in East Kalimantan Province.

February 22, 2022

Mongabay - February 22, 2022

Asrida Elisabeth, Philip Jacobson, Jayapura and New York – A palm oil firm that was among more than 100 companies targeted in a mass cancellation of permits for plantations by Indonesia

February 17, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - February 17, 2022

Zely Ariane – As many as 2.7 million hectares of forest and peat areas in three regencies: Merauke, Mappi, and Boven Digoel will be converted for the Food Estate project.

February 1, 2022

Mongabay - February 1, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia has recorded mixed progress in its dual programs of restoring tropical peatlands and mangroves, acknowledging that achieving the latter goal will

January 1, 2022

CNN Indonesia - January 1, 2022

Jakarta – The province of South Sulawesi is said to be heading for destruction or collapse due to the continuing loss of forest cover.

December 29, 2021

Mongabay - December 29, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia's land and forest fires burned a greater area this year than in 2020, with most of the fires occurring in West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tengga

December 27, 2021

Eurasia Review - December 27, 2021

Sanjeet Bagcchi – Restoration of Indonesian peatlands burned out by fires between 2004 and 2015 could have led to savings worth US$8.4 billion, making it a cost-effective strategy to re

December 15, 2021

Mongabay - December 15, 2021

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Restoring Indonesia's tropical peatlands is a cost-effective strategy to reduce the impacts of fires tearing through the carbon-rich soil, a new study says.

December 14, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - December 14, 2021

Theo Kelen, Jayapura, Jubi – In the past ten years, 700,000 hectares of Papua's forests have been damaged, Forest and Plantation Campaign Manager of the Indonesian Forum for the Environ

December 13, 2021

Straits Times - December 13, 2021

Singapore – Restoring Indonesia's damaged peat lands could bring economic savings of billions of dollars, an analysis shows, while also cutting greenhouse gas emissions and reducing hea

December 10, 2021

Climate Home News - December 10, 2021

Joe Lo – On 25 November, a group of scientists, business people, civil servants and campaigners were gathered at a conference centre just south of Jakarta listening to a presentation by

December 6, 2021

Mongabay - December 6, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Bali, Indonesia – Palm oil industry watchdogs are warning of a possible surge in deforestation across Indonesia, after the government ended a three-year freeze on is

November 29, 2021

Mongabay - November 29, 2021

Luh De Suriyani, Penyaringan, Indonesia – Stretching across Bali's southwest coast and up into the mountainous hinterland is Jembrana, one of the least populated of the Indonesian islan

November 24, 2021

Jakarta Post Editorial - November 24, 2021

Jakarta – No matter how hard Indonesia tries to deny or attenuate the impact of deforestation and other environmental damages, nature speaks for itself.

November 15, 2021

Tempo - November 15, 2021

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) spokesperson Nunu Anugrah in a written statement on Sunday said most of the deforestation for oil palm plantations in

November 12, 2021

Channel News Asia - November 12, 2021

Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – Treading carefully on bamboo walkways perched above the swamp, several top Indonesian officials arrived at Jakarta's nature park Angke Kapuk on Oct 13, ready to

November 11, 2021

Mongabay - November 11, 2021

Mahmud Ichi, Ternate, Indonesia – At the inauguration of the Guraping Mangrove Tourism Forest last month in Sofifi, a sleepy coastal town and capital of one of Indonesia's remotest prov

November 10, 2021

CNN Indonesia - November 10, 2021

Jakarta – Greenpeace Indonesia says that forest loss over the last five years was as much as 2.13 million hectares or the equivalent of 3.5 times the size of the island of Bali.

November 5, 2021

Mongabay - November 5, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesian officials have backtracked on the country's pledge at the COP26 climate summit to end deforestation by 2030, calling it unfair and inappropriate

November 4, 2021

CNN Indonesia - November 4, 2021

Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) says that the claim by Environment and Forestry Minister (LHK) Siti Nurbaya Bakar that deforestation is acceptable for the sak