Jayapura – Indigenous leader, Hendrikus 'Franky' Woro, today filed an environmental and land rights lawsuit challenging the plan by a Malaysian-owned palm oil company to clear tens of t
Deforestation & Forest Fires
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March 13, 2023
March 9, 2023
Cassie Freund – In 2020, the Indonesian government set a goal of restoring 600,000 hectares, or nearly 1.5 million acres, of mangrove ecosystems by 2024.
February 10, 2023
Jakarta – Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Adm.
February 5, 2023
Apriadi Gunawan, Central Tapanuli, North Sumatra – The Environment and Forestry Ministry is looking to designate North Sumatra coastal areas for reforestation location in an effort to r
February 2, 2023
Ibnu Budiman – Despite a 2013 pledge by major palm oil firms to maintain environmentally friendly operations, a recent report by environmental group Earthqualizer revealed that more tha
January 26, 2023
Jakarta – Indonesia will take stern action against firms that are found to have caused forest fires in the country, Environment Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar warned on Wednesday (Jan 25).
January 16, 2023
Caroline Bulolo – Between 2000 and 2019, Indonesia lost more forest to mining than any other tropical country, with coal extraction the main driver, the first ever biome-wide assessment
January 15, 2023
Jakarta – Environmentalists have criticised Indonesia and Malaysia's pledge to fight "discrimination" against palm oil, saying it puts the countries' commitment to halting deforestation
January 4, 2023
December 20, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – Head of Greenpeace Indonesia's Forest Campaign Kiki Taufik said there are ten regencies in Papua island with the highest deforestation rate from 2001 to 2020.
December 14, 2022
Tri S, Kenzu, Manokwari, West Papua – West Papua needs more forest rangers due to its expansive forest area, reaching 8.39 million hectares, while currently, the number of forest ranger
December 12, 2022
Gafur Abdullah – At the recent G20 summit in Bali, Indonesian President Joko Widodo brought world leaders to the Ngurah Rai Grand Forest Park, a former fish-farming site being converted
November 28, 2022
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia's Supreme Court has ruled President Joko Widodo not liable in the disastrous fires in 2015 that devastate large swathes of rainforests and peatla
November 24, 2022
Rachel Farahdiba R, Jakarta – The Supreme Court (MA) has granted a judicial review request filed by President Jokowi, the Minister of Environment and Forestry, and the Central Kalimanta
November 10, 2022
Jakarta – Greenpeace says that the Defense Department's food estate project will clear some 3 million hectares of forest in Central Kalimantan and that the government has already exploi
Jack Board, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt – Indonesia has received affirmation of its attempts to rein in previously rampant deforestation, as ministers convened at the United Nations climate
Central Kalimantan, Indonesia – Indonesian activists unfurled a giant banner reading 'Food Estate Feeding Climate Crisis' at Gunung Mas, Kalimantan, to protest the clearing of forested
November 4, 2022
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesian conglomerate Sinar Mas, which has a long history of deforestation and conflicts with local Indigenous communities, secretly controls Canadian pa
November 2, 2022
Tonggo Simangunsong, Jakarta – Passed down for generations, some believe that local Batak wisdom is the solution to deforestation.
November 1, 2022
September 21, 2022
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia's program to wean itself off coal by burning it alongside progressively higher amounts of woody biomass will threaten more than a million hectare
September 20, 2022
Jakarta – Whether the new US$1-billion deal agreed upon last week between Indonesia and Norway amounts to a major breakthrough in our efforts to reduce carbon emissions from deforestati
September 16, 2022
Fikri Harish, Jakarta – A new deal between Indonesia and Norway to combat deforestation does not go far enough, activists say.
September 15, 2022
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia has pardoned 75 companies operating illegally inside forest areas, with hundreds more to be amnestied in the future, the Ministry of Environment
September 14, 2022
Budi Baskoro, Lusia Arumingtyas, Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia – For 20 years, Redansyah has awakened every day at 5 a.m.
August 15, 2022
Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Jakarta – Indonesia has deployed more than 20 helicopters to six fire-prone provinces in Sumatra and Kalimantan as a pre-emptive measure, after small-scale forest
August 11, 2022
Cecep Aminudin (360info), Bandung – It's like trying to catch smoke.
August 9, 2022
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The North Sumatra Police have arrested two people, including an underage person, for allegedly igniting fires that have contributed to the ongoing forest-and-bu
August 5, 2022
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Fires are flaring up in Indonesia's Riau province, the perennial epicenter of the burning season in Sumatra, as the dry season sets in.
August 2, 2022
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – A district administration has reported another forest fire that has erupted near the Lake Toba tourist area in the North Sumatra regencies of Simalungun and Sam
Suryadi, Bengkalis, Indonesia – On the east coast of the island of Sumatra lies a grove of timber, fruit and native trees known as the Marsawa Peat Arboretum.
August 1, 2022
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – More than 100 Indigenous people in Indonesia's Papua region are calling on the local government to revoke all the permits of a palm oil company that's cont
July 26, 2022
Merauke, Jubi – In the last two decades, or during 2001-2021, 925,000 hectares of forest area in Merauke Regency have been lost, while 2,652,335 have been converted "for development and
July 20, 2022
Prisca Triferna, Fadhli Ruhman, Jakarta – Some 206,935 hectares of peatland ecosystem are in a severely damaged state based on data collection conducted in 2022, Environmental Pollution
July 13, 2022
Jamal Abdun Nashr, Semarang – Mangrove expert from the Faculty of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries at Diponegoro University, Rudhi Pribadi, criticized the construction project of the Sema
July 8, 2022
Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has criticised a plan by the Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) to pardon hundreds of companies operating illegally in f
July 4, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian province of East Kalimantan has been warned of potential wildfires as the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has detected 33 hotspot
June 23, 2022
Alister Doyle, Oslo – Praised as guardians of tropical forests, indigenous peoples have accused governments of failing to follow up billion-dollar pledges in 2021 to enlist their help t
June 22, 2022
Benjamin Brown and Satyawan Pudyatmoko, Melbourne, Australia – Mangroves ring the shores of many of Indonesia's more than 17,000 islands.
June 16, 2022
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Authorities in Indonesia's Papua province have recommended the revocation of licenses for 35 out of the 54 oil palm concessions operating there.
June 9, 2022
Zamzami and Morgan Erickson-Davis, Pekanbaru, Indonesia – Reportedly home to 3% of the planet's mammal species and one of the highest levels of lowland plant diversity known to science,
June 1, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Environmental Forum (Walhi) estimated that 1.26 million hectares, or about 60 percent of the total forest area in Jambi, had been encroached upon or dam
May 27, 2022
Jakarta, Jubi – Greenpeace Indonesia appreciates the decision of the Jayapura State Administrative Court which rejected the lawsuits of two palm oil companies, PT Anugerah Sakti Internu
May 25, 2022
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo highlighted Indonesia's achievement in fighting forest fires in the 7th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 on Wed
May 24, 2022
Melanie Reid and Bonnie Sumne – Documents tabled in a New Zealand court case show how a Kiwi developer and a company which has cut down Papuan rainforest intend to make around $110 mill
April 28, 2022
David Fogarty, Singapore – Indonesia's fifth-straight annual decline in primary forest loss in 2021 shows government and business policies are working, experts from the World Resources
April 5, 2022
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A palm oil company whose permit was revoked at the start of the year and which was ordered to halt operations is allegedly continuing to clear forests in I
Suryadi, Pekanbaru, Indonesia – Upon his inauguration as governor of Riau in early 2019, Syamsuar promised to "protect the dignity of Indonesia" by ensuring that the vast Sumatran provi
March 28, 2022
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An area of natural forest a tenth the size of Seoul has been cleared by a subsidiary of South Korean paper giant Moorim in Indonesia's Papua region, a new
March 17, 2022
Sam Lawson – In November 2018, Earthsight published an in-depth investigation in collaboration with Mongabay into the Tanah Merah oil palm project in Papua, on the Indonesian hal