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Deforestation & Forest Fires

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March 13, 2023

Greenpeace Indonesia Statement - March 13, 2023

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

March 9, 2023

Mongabay - 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 Post - February 10, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Adm.

February 5, 2023

Jakarta Post - 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

The Conversation - 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

Channel News Asia - 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

China Dialogue - 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

Straits Times - 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

Tabloid Jubi - 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

Antara News - 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

Mongabay - 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

Mongabay - 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

Tempo - 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

Indo Pos - 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

Channel News Asia - November 10, 2022

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

Greenpeace Press Release - November 10, 2022

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

Mongabay - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Mongabay - 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 Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Mongabay - 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

Mongabay - 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

Straits Times - 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

Jakarta Post - August 11, 2022

Cecep Aminudin (360info), Bandung – It's like trying to catch smoke.

August 9, 2022

Jakarta Post - 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

Mongabay - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Mongabay - August 2, 2022

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

Mongabay - 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

Tabloid JUBI - 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

Antara News - 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

Tempo - 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

CNN Indonesia - 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

Tempo - 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

Reuters - 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

The Conversation - 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

Mongabay - 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

Mongabay - 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

Tempo - 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

Tabloid JUBI - 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

Tempo - 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

News Room - 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

Straits Times - 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

Mongabay - 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

Mongabay - April 5, 2022

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

Mongabay - 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

Mongabay - 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