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Deforestation & Forest Fires

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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

July 6, 2020

Mongabay - July 6, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Milder weather is expected to bring about a less severe forest fire season across Indonesia this year compared to 2019.

July 3, 2020

Straits Times - July 3, 2020

Jakarta – Riau and South Sumatra, two provinces on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, have declared an emergency alert over land and forest fires as the regions enter the peak of this y

July 2, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 2, 2020

Jakarta – Two provinces, Riau and South Sumatra, have declared an emergency alert status for land and forest fires as the regions enter the peak of this year's dry season.

July 1, 2020

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