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Deforestation & Forest Fires

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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Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A palm oil company whose permit was revoked at the start of the year and which was ordered to halt operations is allegedly continuing to clear forests in I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

March 4, 2022

Mongabay - March 4, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Pulpwood and palm oil companies were among the biggest contributors to the loss of a Manhattan-size area of forest in Indonesia's Papua region in 2021, a n

March 2, 2022

Mongabay - March 2, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, jakarta – A plan to clear forests in Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua for food crops will release as much greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as Australia em

February 28, 2022

Tempo - February 28, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) detected 16 hotspots indicating forest fires in five districts in East Kalimantan Province.

February 22, 2022

Mongabay - February 22, 2022

Asrida Elisabeth, Philip Jacobson, Jayapura and New York – A palm oil firm that was among more than 100 companies targeted in a mass cancellation of permits for plantations by Indonesia

February 17, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - February 17, 2022

Zely Ariane – As many as 2.7 million hectares of forest and peat areas in three regencies: Merauke, Mappi, and Boven Digoel will be converted for the Food Estate project.

February 1, 2022

Mongabay - February 1, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia has recorded mixed progress in its dual programs of restoring tropical peatlands and mangroves, acknowledging that achieving the latter goal will

January 1, 2022

CNN Indonesia - January 1, 2022

Jakarta – The province of South Sulawesi is said to be heading for destruction or collapse due to the continuing loss of forest cover.

December 29, 2021

Mongabay - December 29, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia's land and forest fires burned a greater area this year than in 2020, with most of the fires occurring in West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tengga

December 27, 2021

Eurasia Review - December 27, 2021

Sanjeet Bagcchi – Restoration of Indonesian peatlands burned out by fires between 2004 and 2015 could have led to savings worth US$8.4 billion, making it a cost-effective strategy to re

December 15, 2021

Mongabay - December 15, 2021

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Restoring Indonesia's tropical peatlands is a cost-effective strategy to reduce the impacts of fires tearing through the carbon-rich soil, a new study says.

December 14, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - December 14, 2021

Theo Kelen, Jayapura, Jubi – In the past ten years, 700,000 hectares of Papua's forests have been damaged, Forest and Plantation Campaign Manager of the Indonesian Forum for the Environ

December 13, 2021

Straits Times - December 13, 2021

Singapore – Restoring Indonesia's damaged peat lands could bring economic savings of billions of dollars, an analysis shows, while also cutting greenhouse gas emissions and reducing hea

December 10, 2021

Climate Home News - December 10, 2021

Joe Lo – On 25 November, a group of scientists, business people, civil servants and campaigners were gathered at a conference centre just south of Jakarta listening to a presentation by

December 6, 2021

Mongabay - December 6, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Bali, Indonesia – Palm oil industry watchdogs are warning of a possible surge in deforestation across Indonesia, after the government ended a three-year freeze on is

November 29, 2021

Mongabay - November 29, 2021

Luh De Suriyani, Penyaringan, Indonesia – Stretching across Bali's southwest coast and up into the mountainous hinterland is Jembrana, one of the least populated of the Indonesian islan

November 24, 2021

Jakarta Post Editorial - November 24, 2021

Jakarta – No matter how hard Indonesia tries to deny or attenuate the impact of deforestation and other environmental damages, nature speaks for itself.

November 15, 2021

Tempo - November 15, 2021

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) spokesperson Nunu Anugrah in a written statement on Sunday said most of the deforestation for oil palm plantations in

November 12, 2021

Channel News Asia - November 12, 2021

Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – Treading carefully on bamboo walkways perched above the swamp, several top Indonesian officials arrived at Jakarta's nature park Angke Kapuk on Oct 13, ready to

November 11, 2021

Mongabay - November 11, 2021

Mahmud Ichi, Ternate, Indonesia – At the inauguration of the Guraping Mangrove Tourism Forest last month in Sofifi, a sleepy coastal town and capital of one of Indonesia's remotest prov

November 10, 2021

CNN Indonesia - November 10, 2021

Jakarta – Greenpeace Indonesia says that forest loss over the last five years was as much as 2.13 million hectares or the equivalent of 3.5 times the size of the island of Bali.

November 5, 2021

Mongabay - November 5, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesian officials have backtracked on the country's pledge at the COP26 climate summit to end deforestation by 2030, calling it unfair and inappropriate

November 4, 2021

Tempo - November 4, 2021

Friski Riana, Jakarta – Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner M.

CNN Indonesia - November 4, 2021

Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) says that the claim by Environment and Forestry Minister (LHK) Siti Nurbaya Bakar that deforestation is acceptable for the sak

Reuters - November 4, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesia's environment minister has dismissed as "inappropriate and unfair" a global plan to end deforestation by 2030, days after her country, home to a third of the world's

November 3, 2021

Bloomberg - November 3, 2021

Eko Listiyorini – Indonesia, the world's biggest producer of palm oil, plans to balance keeping up production of the commodity to meet demand while fulfilling its pledge to end deforest

November 1, 2021

Tempo - November 1, 2021

Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI) executive director Mufti Barri on Monday refuted the statement of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo at the G20 Summit who claim

October 21, 2021

The Guardian - October 21, 2021

Rebecca Ratcliffe – Almost one-fifth of the land used for Indonesian oil palm plantations is located in the country's forest estate, despite a law banning such activity, according to a

October 12, 2021

Mongabay - October 12, 2021

A. Asnawi, Pasuruan, Indonesia – Authorities in Indonesia have managed to put out a wildfire that had been tearing through a national park that's home to rare leopards and eagles.

October 11, 2021

Mongabay - October 11, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Activists are warning of "severe environmental and social risks" from plans by two of the world's largest paper companies to significantly expand their ope

October 5, 2021

Mongabay - October 5, 2021

Carolyn Cowan – Biologists often refer to the Wallacea region of Indonesia as a "living laboratory" for the study of evolution.

October 1, 2021

Channel News Asia - October 1, 2021

Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – Indonesia's moratorium on new permits for palm plantations ended on Sep 19 and the government has yet to make an announcement on whether it would be extended.

September 29, 2021

Mongabay - September 29, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – For decades, illegal logging and timber trafficking have destroyed forests across Indonesia, and with them the source of livelihoods of millions of Indigen

September 28, 2021

Mongabay - September 28, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A new study strengthens the case for redirecting a planned mining road around the largest surviving tract of lowland tropical rainforest on the Indonesian

Straits Times - September 28, 2021

Jakarta (Antara News) – Indonesia, home to one of the world's largest mangrove forests, has set a target of rehabilitating 150,000ha of its area under mangroves this year.

September 24, 2021

Mongabay - September 24, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Consumer goods behemoths such as Unilever, PepsiCo and Nestle that buy palm oil from Indonesia may be exposed to the environmental and social fallout from

September 23, 2021

Newsroom - September 23, 2021

[Newsroom Special Investigation: An Auckland property developer is involved in a company linked to carrying out deforestation in Indonesia, where virgin rainforest is being bulldozed to

September 19, 2021

Bloomberg News - September 19, 2021

Eko Listiyorini – Indonesia's moratorium on new oil palm plantation permits is set to expire this week as the industry awaits clarity on whether the government will extend the policy.