Jakarta – Fires that destroyed Indonesian rainforests pumped out more carbon dioxide than the blazes in the Amazon this year, according to the European Union's atmosphere observation p
Deforestation & Forest Fires
November 28, 2019
November 22, 2019
Samantha Ho – The toxic haze that engulfed Southeast Asia for months throughout the second half of 2019 was not the first time air pollution has scarred the region.
November 18, 2019
Jakarta – The government has launched a program to replant and protect natural forests in Indonesia, luring local people to join it with the promise that they would be allowed to harve
Jakarta (Antara) – The Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) said that the compensation that the government is set to receive from a number of corporates in the forest fire public l
November 12, 2019
Ian Sample – A scientist who takes on the companies responsible for massive wildfires across Indonesia has won the prestigious John Maddox prize for standing up for science in the face
November 9, 2019
Andy Gregory – Household brands such as Nestle, Unilever and P&G are buying palm oil from suppliers deemed partly responsible for forest fires currently ravaging Indonesia and blan
November 7, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – Supreme Court (MA) panel of judges on October 30, 2019, rejected the appeal of palm oil firm PT Waringin Agro Jaya (PT WAJ) and ordered the company to pay for compen
November 6, 2019
Johnny Blades – A controversial land sale in New Zealand has met with disapproval from the West Papua solidarity movement.
November 1, 2019
Linda Yulisman and Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Jakarta – The state of emergency imposed on the Indonesian province of Riau following the recent bout of forest and land fires and haze has be
October 29, 2019
Suryadi, Pekanbaru – The Pangkalan Kapas forest on the eastern coast of Indonesia's Sumatra Island is central to the livelihoods of local villagers and the survival of the endangered w
October 23, 2019
Owen Howell – After three weeks of improved air quality, the thick haze of smoke from deliberately lit forest fires, which began to spread across Indonesia in July, has returned to the
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Fires in Indonesia have razed an area the size of Puerto Rico, following a sharp spike in burning in September.
October 22, 2019
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo reportedly summoned his first-term minister for the environment and forestry Siti Nurbaya to State Palace, Tuesday, O
October 21, 2019
Jakarta – The amount of land in Indonesia consumed by fires through September this year has exceeded the amount burned during all of 2018, according to data given by a government offic
October 18, 2019
Michael Taylor, Kuala Lumpur – Swathes of rainforest Indonesia plans to recover from oil palm planters must not instead be handed to the mining and timber sectors nor used for infrastr
October 17, 2019
Syofiardi Bachyul J.B, West Sumatra – Air quality in West Sumatra has decreased significantly as it touches a level considered unhealthy this week.
Kuala Lumpur – A new green fund being set up by the government should prioritize protecting its rain forests and creating a carbon trading program to help Indonesia meet its goals to c
October 16, 2019
Jon Afrizal, Jambi – Haze from ongoing forest and land fires continued to plague Jambi on Wednesday, despite the government's attempts to create artificial rain since Friday.
October 15, 2019
Jakarta – The government warned the people of more choking smoke from forest fires on Tuesday, Oct. 15, as several provinces closed schools due to worsening air quality.
October 10, 2019
Eko Listiyorini and Yoga Rusmana – Indonesia is trying to clamp down on illegal palm oil plantations by first identifying the perpetrators.
October 5, 2019
Kiki Siregar, Jambi – A man in Muaro Jambi regency wanted to clear his land to plant coffee, and the easiest way was to light a match and fling it into the vegetation.
Jakarta (Bisnis) – The Riau Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD Riau) continues to carry out efforts to extinguish forest and land fires in a number of regions such as the Pelala
October 4, 2019
Jakarta – The Riau administration has lifted the emergency status for haze as hot spots have finally decreased to zero.
September 30, 2019
Aisyah Llewellyn – In my five years as a journalist, I've seen a fair share of tragedy.
Michael Taylor, Kuala Lumpur – Palm oil from an illegal plantation inside an Indonesian rainforest home to endangered orangutans has found its way into the supply chains of major consu