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Deforestation & Forest Fires

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Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Palm oil licenses covering concessions twice the size of Los Angeles have been rescinded by the local government in Indonesia's West Papua province due to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

March 25, 2021

Mongabay - March 25, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – After halting forest-clearing operations in 2020, the Digoel Agri conglomerate has apparently restarted its activities in Indonesia's Papua province, raisi

March 24, 2021

Mongabay - March 24, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An Indonesian forestry company with possible links to pulpwood and palm oil powerhouse Royal Golden Eagle has cleared forests the size of 500,000 basketbal

March 23, 2021

Mongabay - March 23, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Plans for expansion by the pulp and paper industry in Indonesia threatens to reverse a declining rate of deforestation for pulpwood plantations, according

March 16, 2021

Mongabay - March 16, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Fires have flared up in at least 10 provinces in Indonesia, with some of the burning occurring in peatlands.

March 9, 2021

Mongabay - March 9, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia's deforestation rate hit a historic low in 2020, with the government crediting its various policies prohibiting forest-clearing, and experts attr

March 8, 2021

Mongabay - March 8, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – "Birds might fall as they're not strong since there's no more trees standing."

Earth Observatory - March 8, 2021

Adam Voiland – Though it covers just 1 percent of Earth's land surfaces, Indonesia's rainforest is believed to shelter 10 percent of the world's known plant species, 12 percent of mamma

March 1, 2021

Mongabay - March 1, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Forests in parts of Indonesia regions that have remained largely untouched are now fast disappearing as deforestation driven by agribusiness and infrastruc

February 25, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - February 25, 2021

Hans Kapisa, Manokwari – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) had evaluated the governance of licensing and permits related to West Papua forests and palm oil plantation companie

February 22, 2021

Reuters - February 22, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday local authorities should get prepared for potential forest fires later this year as hot spots had been detected on the island o

February 18, 2021

Catholic Outlook - February 18, 2021

Ryan Dagur – Activists stage protest against Archbishop of Merauke signing deal with palm oil firm "at expense of environment"

February 17, 2021

February 12, 2021

UCA News - February 12, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Environmental organizations including church groups have warned that deforestation in Indonesia's natural forests is reaching a critical level, especially in Papua

February 11, 2021

Reuters - February 11, 2021

Harry Jacques, Solok, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Clipped onto a rope, climbing high up in a tree swaying in gusts of wind, Topher White finally reaches the roof of the rai