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Deforestation & Forest Fires

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September 23, 2021

Newsroom - September 23, 2021

[Newsroom Special Investigation: An Auckland property developer is involved in a company linked to carrying out deforestation in Indonesia, where virgin rainforest is being bulldozed to

September 19, 2021

Bloomberg News - September 19, 2021

Eko Listiyorini – Indonesia's moratorium on new oil palm plantation permits is set to expire this week as the industry awaits clarity on whether the government will extend the policy.

September 17, 2021

Reuters - September 17, 2021

Jakarta – Green groups on Thursday urged Indonesia to extend a moratorium on new palm oil permits and improve its implementation, warning of a risk of losing millions of acres of forest

September 7, 2021

Mongabay - September 7, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Clearing of natural forests has been detected on land licensed to a subsidiary of South Korean paper company Moorim in Indonesia's easternmost region of Pa

September 3, 2021

Mongabay - September 3, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Three palm oil companies have sued the local government in Indonesia's West Papua province after their plantation licenses were revoked following a recent

August 25, 2021

Mongabay - August 25, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Officials and activists in Indonesia are calling for the renewal of a ban on issuing new licenses for oil palm plantations, with the moratorium set to expi

August 17, 2021

Mongabay - August 17, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An area of rainforest nearly five times the size of London has been destroyed in the past two decades in Indonesian New Guinea, home to Asia Pacific's larg

Jakarta Post - August 17, 2021

Sudibyo Wiradji – Sumatra is home to a large proportion of the peatlands of Indonesia and that is why fortified efforts to protect the peatland ecosystem on the island are indispensable

August 13, 2021

Jakarta Post - August 13, 2021

Sudibyo Wiradji – As the dry season continues, heed must be given to peatland forests in Indonesia, especially on Kalimantan Island.

August 5, 2021

Mirage News - August 5, 2021

New Guinea, the world's largest tropical island, is also the most floristically diverse island in the world.

July 26, 2021

Jakarta Post - July 26, 2021

Sudibyo Wiradji, Jakarta – Indonesia is scrambling to restore its sizeable mangrove forest loss, with the national Peatland and Mangrove Restoration Agency (BRGM) tasked with accelerati

July 15, 2021

Cosmetics Business - July 15, 2021

Becky Bargh – Korean Palm oil giant Korindo has had its trademark license with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) stripped after a BBC investigation found the group had deliberately s

June 24, 2021

Straits Times - June 24, 2021

Audrey Tan, Singapore – There is a low risk of severe haze originating from forest fires in Indonesia this year, a local think-tank has assessed.

Mongabay - June 24, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A major palm oil company supplying to global brands like Nestle and PepsiCo continues to source the raw commodity from plantations responsible for deforest

June 3, 2021

Mongabay - June 3, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Palm oil licenses covering concessions twice the size of Los Angeles have been rescinded by the local government in Indonesia's West Papua province due to

May 31, 2021

Antara News - May 31, 2021

Yudi Abdullah, Fardah, Palembang, South Sumatra – Activists of the Indonesian Environmental Forum (Walhi) chapter in South Sumatra reported about hundreds of hotspots with the potential

May 7, 2021

Mongabay - May 7, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia could lose an area of tropical rainforest bigger than Belgium to oil palm plantations over the next three years without existing measures to slow

April 26, 2021

Mongabay - April 26, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A litany of loopholes and violations have undercut the Indonesian government's forest protection policies, allowing oil palm companies to continue obtainin

April 20, 2021

Jakarta Globe - April 20, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesia has officially agreed to co-chair an international alliance that brings together producers and consumers of forest agriculture and commodities.

April 13, 2021

Radio New Zealand - April 13, 2021

Greenpeace has warned that left unchecked, forest clearance in West Papua could undo Indonesia's progress in tackling climate change.

April 9, 2021

Straits Times - April 9, 2021

David Fogarty, Singapore – Indonesia has made significant strides in controlling forest and land fires and aims to reduce their incidence even further by all means possible, Indonesia's

April 6, 2021

OCCRP - April 6, 2021

Sasha Chavkin – Indonesia is failing to enforce its internationally acclaimed moratorium on deforestation, with officials at multiple levels of government granting development permits t

April 5, 2021

Reuters - April 5, 2021

Tommy Ardiansyah and Stanley Widianto, Indramayu, Indonesia – Caked in mud up to their knees, a small group of Indonesian youngsters plant mangrove saplings along a stretch of exposed c

Greenpeace Press Release - April 5, 2021

Jakarta – 'Licence to Clear,' a new Greenpeace International report urges national and provincial governments to seize a fleeting opportunity to intervene in a vast area slated for defo

March 29, 2021

Tempo - March 29, 2021

Antara, Bogor – The forest area in Java Island continues to shrink and is reported at only about 24 percent, which is around 128,297 square kilometers, said the research head of biodive