Becky Bargh – Korean Palm oil giant Korindo has had its trademark license with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) stripped after a BBC investigation found the group had deliberately s
Deforestation & Forest Fires
July 15, 2021
June 24, 2021
Audrey Tan, Singapore – There is a low risk of severe haze originating from forest fires in Indonesia this year, a local think-tank has assessed.
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A major palm oil company supplying to global brands like Nestle and PepsiCo continues to source the raw commodity from plantations responsible for deforest
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Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Palm oil licenses covering concessions twice the size of Los Angeles have been rescinded by the local government in Indonesia's West Papua province due to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
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
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
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 – Indonesia has officially agreed to co-chair an international alliance that brings together producers and consumers of forest agriculture and commodities.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – "Birds might fall as they're not strong since there's no more trees standing."
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
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
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
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
Ryan Dagur – Activists stage protest against Archbishop of Merauke signing deal with palm oil firm "at expense of environment"