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Deforestation & Forest Fires

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May 13, 2024

Tempo - May 13, 2024

Riani Sanusi Putri and Agung Sedayu – Hundreds of companies, some of which are certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), hav

May 9, 2024

Mongabay - May 9, 2024

Jakarta – Indonesia's largest deforesting company has continued to clear peatland despite an order by the government for the firm to stop clearing rainforests.

April 29, 2024

Associated Press - April 29, 2024

Indonesia – From trees felled in protected national parks to massive swathes of jungle razed for palm oil and paper plantations, Indonesia had a 27 per cent uptick in primary forest los

April 12, 2024

Tempo - April 12, 2024

Abdul Manan, Jakarta – The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Balikpapan Station detected 169 hotspots spread across East Kalimantan Province.

April 9, 2024

Mongabay - April 9, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – 2023 saw the worst fire season in Indonesia since 2019, with an area the size of Qatar going up in flames, according to official government data.

March 29, 2024

Associated Press - March 29, 2024

Victoria Milko, Jakarta, Indonesia – Roads turned to murky brown rivers, homes were swept away by strong currents and bodies were pulled from mud during deadly flash floods and landslid

March 27, 2024

Mongabay - March 27, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia is experiencing a resurgence in forest clearance due to the expansion of pulpwood and oil palm plantations, reversing years of declining deforest

March 23, 2024

Mongabay - March 23, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Farm-to-fork traceability has become an increasingly urgent, and often required, component of global supply chains, with a growing number of commodities no

March 14, 2024

Mongabay - March 14, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Deforestation for oil palm plantations continues unabated at the northern tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, likely driven by new processing mills th

March 7, 2024

Mongabay - March 7, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Two major palm oil companies recently exited a committee that helps identify forest areas for protection, bringing the total number of firms quitting the f

March 6, 2024

Mongabay - March 6, 2024

Suryadi, Pekanbaru, Indonesia – Emergency workers and community firefighters battled isolated fires in Sumatra's Riau province in late February as the onset of the region's first dry se

February 29, 2024

Tempo - February 29, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The Balikpapan Station of the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) detected 39 hotspots spread across East Kalimantan.

February 14, 2024

Mongabay - February 14, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Deforestation by the palm oil industry in Indonesia increased in 2023 for the second year in a row, bucking a decade of gradual decline, according to an an

February 7, 2024

Jakarta Post - February 7, 2024

Jakarta – Kraksaan District Court in Probolinggo, East Java, has sentenced 41-year-old wedding organizer Andrie Wibowo Eka Wardhana to two and a half years in prison and a fine of Rp 3.

January 29, 2024

Tempo - January 29, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency or BMKG Balikpapan detected 77 hotspots across East Kalimantan.

January 24, 2024

Jakarta Globe - January 24, 2024

Faisal Maliki Baskoro, Jakarta – The Environment and Forestry Minister, Siti Nurbaya, has denied the statement made by vice-presidential candidate Mohammad Mahfud MD, who claimed that d

January 19, 2024

Washington Post - January 19, 2024

Rebecca Tan, Bentuk Jaya, Indonesia – Indonesia has been clearing tens of thousands of acres of densely vegetated peatland for farming, releasing massive amounts of carbon that had been

January 10, 2024

Mongabay - January 10, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Fires razed nearly 1 million hectares (2.47 million acres) of lands and forests in Indonesia in 2023, as the country suffered from unusually scorching weat

January 9, 2024

Mongabay - January 9, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – After years of declining deforestation, forest loss caused by Indonesia's pulp sector is on the rise again, showing a fivefold increase in 2022 compared wi

January 5, 2024

Antara News - January 5, 2024

Samarinda – Balikpapan's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) office detected 38 hotspots scattered across several locations in East Kalimantan that necessitates relat

December 22, 2023

Reuters - December 22, 2023

Jakarta – The government said on Friday that it would slap palm oil companies operating within forest areas with fines amounting to a total of Rp 4.8 trillion ($310.1 million).

December 14, 2023

Mongabay - December 14, 2023

Philip Jacobson, Aseanty Pahlevi, Hans Nicholas Jong, Yusie Marie and M Rahim Arza, Limbung, Indonesia – Tall brush has taken over the land that Sarijan farmed for decades here on the i

December 13, 2023

Jakarta Post - December 13, 2023

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo recently bragged to other world leaders about Indonesia's achievements in significantly reducing deforestation, which is helping the country reach its car

November 23, 2023

Mongabay - November 23, 2023

One of the world's largest palm oil companies appears to have overseen a network of companies responsible for deforestation of tens of thousands of hectares, according to a new investig

November 22, 2023

CNN Indonesia - November 22, 2023

Jakarta – The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) has ensured that thousands of illegal oil palm companies operating in forest area have been exonerated or legalised thanks to t

November 18, 2023

Scoop - November 18, 2023

Laurel Sutherlin – Picture a rhinoceros in the rainforest.

November 16, 2023

Tempo - November 16, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – The Ministry of Environment and Forestry reported that wildfires engulfed 994,313 hectares of land from January to October 2023.

November 10, 2023

Mongabay - November 10, 2023

Mongabay Haze Beat – Ely Marlina's 2-year-old child began to cough as the wildfires enveloped Indonesia's Ketapang district in the summer of 2019.

November 7, 2023

Mongabay - November 7, 2023

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A palm oil company in Indonesia has finally started paying off a $23 million fine for burning an important Sumatran orangutan habitat more than a decade ag

November 1, 2023

Reuters - November 1, 2023

Bernadette Christina, Jakarta – Some 200,000 hectares of oil palm plantations found in areas designated as forests in Indonesia are expected to be returned to the state to be converted

Mongabay - November 1, 2023

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Activists have reported four companies – two industrial forest firms and two palm oil firms – to the local police over fires in their concessions in Centra

October 30, 2023

Tempo - October 30, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – The National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) informed that the National Park of Mount Merbabu was set ablaze by wildfires until Sunday, October 29, 2023.

October 18, 2023

Tempo - October 18, 2023

Maria Fransisca Lahur, Jakarta – The National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) announced that there is a decline in hotspots observed in six priority provinces during the second week o

October 11, 2023

Mongabay - October 11, 2023

A senior member of Indonesia's parliament on Oct.

October 9, 2023

Jakarta Post - October 9, 2023

Kuala Lumpur/Jakarta – Malaysia is reviewing how it can take stronger action on the ground to stem the return of the haze due largely to fires raging in Indonesia, Environment Minister

October 8, 2023

Bloomberg News - October 8, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo said he has ordered the military and police to tackle forest fires after neighbouring countries complained that smoke from the burning was mak

October 7, 2023

Reuters - October 7, 2023

Chen Lin, Singapore – Singapore's air quality fell into the unhealthy range on Saturday, official readings showed, as increased forest fires from neighbouring Indonesia brought haze to

October 6, 2023

Jakarta Post - October 6, 2023

Jakarta – Forest fires in some parts of Indonesia have declined and no haze had been detected moving to Malaysia, Environment and Forestry Minister said on Friday, a day after its neigh

The Star - October 6, 2023

Petaling Jaya – Malaysia is still waiting for Indonesia's response regarding the republic's efforts to combat the transboundary haze that has affected our country in recent weeks.

October 5, 2023

Jakarta Post - October 5, 2023

Ni Komang Erviani, Karangasem, Bali – Wildfires have burned in the protected forest on the slopes of Mount Agung for the past week, with at least 645 hectares of forest affected.

Mongabay - October 5, 2023

Mongabay Haze Beat – Regional governments in wildfire-hit Indonesia shuttered schools in the first week October, as sickly air pollution continued to cloak several population centers in

Mongabay - October 5, 2023

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A diplomatic spat has once again flared up between Southeast Asian neighbors Indonesia and Malaysia, sparked by smoke from forest fires in the former that

October 4, 2023

Jakarta Post - October 4, 2023

Yvette Tanamal, Jakarta – With nearly half of the country's territory at "high risk of wildfires", the government on Tuesday said that 2,267 hectares of land was reportedly engulfed in

October 3, 2023

Tempo - October 3, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) detected 199 hotspots across East Kalimantan. "[We] have observed 199 hotspots from 01:00 a.m.

Tempo - October 3, 2023

Septia Ryanthie, Jakarta – The wildfire at Mount Lawu this afternoon has spread to Karanganyar Regency, Central Java, as confirmed by the Head of Karanganyar Disaster Management Agency

October 2, 2023

Tempo - October 2, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – A forecaster at the Pekanbaru Station of the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), Moh.

Mongabay - October 2, 2023

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Swaths of tropical peatland that were supposed to have been restored and protected from burning are among the fire-hit areas in Indonesia's ongoing dry sea

October 1, 2023

Agence France-Presse - October 1, 2023

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Hundreds of forest fires in Indonesia have caused haze that has worsened air quality in parts of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur's top environment official has said, a c

Tempo - October 1, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – With the dry season reaching its peak and the mercury shooting up, several parts of Indonesia recorded land and forest fires in September, stated Minister of Environme

Bloomberg News - October 1, 2023

Jakarta – Firefighters are rushing to extinguish forest and land fires across parts of Indonesia, with the scorching weather in the South-east Asian nation worsened by an El Nino