Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A U.N.
Deforestation & Forest Fires
September 8, 2020
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
Aninda Dewayanti, Singapore – Indonesia is bracing for a prolonged dry season that typically induces forest fires in peatland areas.
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
Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – The Bengkalis Police in Riau arrested last Wednesday four residents of Rupat Island on suspicion of illegal logging.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 – 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
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
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
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
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
Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud M.D.
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
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
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
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
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