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Deforestation & Forest Fires

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November 12, 2020

Mongabay - November 12, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Palm oil giant Korindo Group is alleged to have set fires to clear rainforest in Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua, a practice that is banned by law.

November 3, 2020

Jakarta Post - November 3, 2020

Yulia Savitri, Palembang – The South Sumatra provincial administration has continued to carry out preventive measures against forest and land fires as it extends the emergency alert sta

October 26, 2020

Reuters - October 26, 2020

Michael Taylor (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Offering affordable healthcare to villagers and indigenous communities living near forests could help reduce illegal logging and fight clim

October 23, 2020

Mongabay - October 23, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Activists have slammed one of the world's biggest pulp and paper companies for clearing peatland in Indonesia despite its zero-deforestation pledge.

October 22, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 22, 2020

Fadli, Batam – The Batam District Court in Riau Islands has sentenced PT Prima Makmur director Zazli bin Kamel to five years and six months' imprisonment, in addition to a Rp 1 billion

Straits Times - October 22, 2020

Singapore (Reuters) – Forested areas greater than the size of the Netherlands have been burned in Indonesia in the past five years, with 30 per cent of the fires occurring on pulpwood a

Jakarta Post - October 22, 2020

Yulia Savitri, Palembang – South Sumatra has extended the alert status for forest fires until the end of November despite the high intensity rainfall that the region has experienced sin

October 21, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – A provision in the controversial Job Creation Law raises the risk of further forest devastation as it relaxes rules on environmental protection, a loc

October 20, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – When 53-year-old Azizi is not tending to his crab farm, he would be nursing the 456-hectare mangrove forest near his home in the village of Gambus in Nort

October 9, 2020

Mongabay - October 9, 2020

Philip Jacobson – A wide-ranging deregulation bill passed in Indonesia this week downgrades a key legal provision used by authorities to sue plantation firms for the fires that spread a

October 6, 2020

Mongabay - October 6, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – The Indonesian government is doubling down on a plan to establish large-scale agricultural plantations across the country, in a move that threatens widespr

September 25, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 25, 2020

Adisti Sukma Sawitri, Jakarta – Indonesia has recently been rewarded for its forest policies.

Tempo - September 25, 2020

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – At least 500 professional health workers signed an open letter for President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo, urging the government to prevent land and forest fires amid

September 17, 2020

Tempo - September 17, 2020

Jakarta – The repeated burning of the forests in recent years is proof that the state is powerless in the face of the corporations thought to be behind the fires.

September 8, 2020

Mongabay - September 8, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A U.N.

September 2, 2020

Mongabay - September 2, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indigenous rights activists have welcomed the cancellation of an oil palm plantation permit on Indigenous land in Indonesia's Papua region.

August 26, 2020

Channel News Asia - August 26, 2020

Aninda Dewayanti, Singapore – Indonesia is bracing for a prolonged dry season that typically induces forest fires in peatland areas.

August 25, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 25, 2020

Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Six provinces have declared siaga (alert) status for forest and land fires, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Raditya Jati said on Monday.

August 19, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 19, 2020

Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – The Bengkalis Police in Riau arrested last Wednesday four residents of Rupat Island on suspicion of illegal logging.

August 4, 2020

Mongabay - August 4, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Lifting people out of poverty in Indonesia has also helped slow the country's rate of deforestation, a new study finds.

July 17, 2020

Channel News Asia - July 17, 2020

Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – Indonesia needs to be on extra alert for possible forest fires until at least November as there is a delay in this year's dry season, said Environment and Fores

July 15, 2020

Reuters - July 15, 2020

Harry Jacques, Jakarta (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indonesia's plans to cut red tape to attract investment could lead to an increase in forest clearing and fires, environmentalists

July 14, 2020

Mongabay - July 14, 2020

Sophie Chao – A decade ago, the Indonesian government began to heavily promote large-scale plantation developments in Papua province, a region of savannahs and rich rainforests.

July 7, 2020

Mongabay - July 7, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Activists have called on the Indonesian authorities to probe the finances of the Korindo Group, a privately owned conglomerate, in the wake of an investig