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Deforestation & Forest Fires

March 27, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Reuters - March 27, 2020

Michael Taylor, Kuala Lumpur (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indonesia is set to weaken rules on timber products it exports, undermining measures adopted by other countries to fight ill

March 26, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Mongabay - March 26, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Environmental experts have warned of a resurgence in illegal logging in Indonesia after the government declared that wood exports would no longer have to

March 24, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Mongabay - March 24, 2020

A new company has begun clearing rainforest in an area of Indonesia's easternmost Papua province earmarked to become the world's largest oil palm plantation, in a vast project that has

March 19, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - March 19, 2020

A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil, Jakarta – The Environment and Forestry Ministry has named an individual identified as IQ, the commissioner of logging company CV.

March 11, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - March 11, 2020

Jakarta – At least 12 endemic species of trees in the country are threatened with extinction, a researcher at the Indonesia Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Research Center for Biology has

March 1, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Tempo - March 1, 2020

Antara, Jakarta – The Pekanbaru Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Office (BMKG) detected 11 hotspots indicative of forest fires along the coastal areas of Riau Province on Satur

February 28, 2020

News ›› West Papua ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Mongabay - February 28, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A court in Indonesia has ordered the government to publish detailed maps of oil palm plantations in the country's easternmost Papua region, an area increa

February 14, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Mongabay - February 14, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – The Indonesian government is planning to sue five companies, and possibly up to 16, over the fires that burned on their concessions last year.

February 12, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - February 12, 2020

Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru, Riau – Riau has declared the emergency alert status for land and forest fires to warn residents of a possible haze crisis as the region enters the dry season.

February 6, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Straits Times - February 6, 2020

Jakarta (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday (Feb 6) ordered government officials to find a permanent solution to prevent devastating annual forest fires that he un

February 3, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Ethical Corporation - February 3, 2020

Tom Johnson – In late 2007, two young businessmen met to finalise a deal in a high-rise office block in Jakarta.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - February 3, 2020

Yulia Savitri, Palembang, South Sumatra – Youths in South Sumatra are encouraged to participate in the restoration of degraded forests and land through data crowdsourcing platforms.

January 29, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - January 29, 2020

Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – A farmer in Riau is currently on trial for alleged arson at the Pekanbaru District Court after he burned a 400-square-meter plot of land for farming, reporte

January 24, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - January 24, 2020

Jakarta – Land and forest fires have hit at least seven areas in North Penajam Paser regency in East Kalimantan – the region that is to host part of Indonesia's new capital – over the

January 22, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - January 22, 2020

Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – The Riau Police have fired a local police chief for his lackluster performance in handling land and forest fires in the province's Pelalawan regency.

January 16, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Tempo - January 16, 2020

Antara, Banda Aceh – The deforestation rate in Aceh Province may have reached 35 thousand hectares (ha) in the last three years and will decrease further in the next two years, the Ind

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - January 16, 2020

Dedek Hendry, Rejang Lebong, Bengkulu – Four members of the Environment Care Women's Group (KPPL) Maju Bersama in Pal VIII village, Rejang Lebong regency, Bengkulu, walked slowly throu

January 10, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - January 10, 2020

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan, North Sumatra – Plans to build a hydropower plant (PLTA) with a capacity of 443 megawatts (MW) in the Leuser ecosystem zone in Gayo Lues regency, Aceh province,

January 9, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Agence France Presse - January 9, 2020

Banda Aceh, Indonesia – Forest rangers in Indonesia's Aceh province will be equipped with guns in the battle against illegal logging, an environmental agency official said Thursday (Ja

December 31, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Reuters - December 31, 2019

Jakarta – Indonesia's Supreme Court has struck down a regulation that allowed activities by plantation companies in protected forest areas, a green group said on Tuesday, flagging a de

December 23, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Mongabay - December 23, 2019

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An Indonesian court has fined an palm oil company $1.8 million for fires that occurred on its concession in 2015, capping a four-year ordeal by the govern

December 21, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Tempo - December 21, 2019

Jakarta – Even a donkey would not fall into the same hole twice. The saying it would seem does not apply to the government when dealing with forest recovery.

December 13, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Mongabay - December 13, 2019

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – It was large swaths of degraded and idle land, and not forested land, that accounted for much of the burned area during this year's fire season in Indones

December 11, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Nikkei Asian Review - December 11, 2019

Jakarta – The total damage and economic loss from forest fires in Indonesia this year amounted to at least $5.2 billion, equal to 0.5% of gross domestic product, the World Bank said in

December 10, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Nature.com - December 10, 2019

Dyna Rochmyaningsih – How much did Indonesia burn this year?