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Deforestation & Forest Fires

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April 6, 2021

OCCRP - April 6, 2021

Sasha Chavkin – Indonesia is failing to enforce its internationally acclaimed moratorium on deforestation, with officials at multiple levels of government granting development permits t

April 5, 2021

Reuters - April 5, 2021

Tommy Ardiansyah and Stanley Widianto, Indramayu, Indonesia – Caked in mud up to their knees, a small group of Indonesian youngsters plant mangrove saplings along a stretch of exposed c

Greenpeace Press Release - April 5, 2021

Jakarta – 'Licence to Clear,' a new Greenpeace International report urges national and provincial governments to seize a fleeting opportunity to intervene in a vast area slated for defo

March 29, 2021

Tempo - March 29, 2021

Antara, Bogor – The forest area in Java Island continues to shrink and is reported at only about 24 percent, which is around 128,297 square kilometers, said the research head of biodive

March 25, 2021

Mongabay - March 25, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – After halting forest-clearing operations in 2020, the Digoel Agri conglomerate has apparently restarted its activities in Indonesia's Papua province, raisi

March 24, 2021

Mongabay - March 24, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An Indonesian forestry company with possible links to pulpwood and palm oil powerhouse Royal Golden Eagle has cleared forests the size of 500,000 basketbal

March 23, 2021

Mongabay - March 23, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Plans for expansion by the pulp and paper industry in Indonesia threatens to reverse a declining rate of deforestation for pulpwood plantations, according

March 16, 2021

Mongabay - March 16, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Fires have flared up in at least 10 provinces in Indonesia, with some of the burning occurring in peatlands.

March 9, 2021

Mongabay - March 9, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia's deforestation rate hit a historic low in 2020, with the government crediting its various policies prohibiting forest-clearing, and experts attr

March 8, 2021

Mongabay - March 8, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – "Birds might fall as they're not strong since there's no more trees standing."

Earth Observatory - March 8, 2021

Adam Voiland – Though it covers just 1 percent of Earth's land surfaces, Indonesia's rainforest is believed to shelter 10 percent of the world's known plant species, 12 percent of mamma

March 1, 2021

Mongabay - March 1, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Forests in parts of Indonesia regions that have remained largely untouched are now fast disappearing as deforestation driven by agribusiness and infrastruc

February 25, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - February 25, 2021

Hans Kapisa, Manokwari – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) had evaluated the governance of licensing and permits related to West Papua forests and palm oil plantation companie

February 22, 2021

Reuters - February 22, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday local authorities should get prepared for potential forest fires later this year as hot spots had been detected on the island o

February 18, 2021

Catholic Outlook - February 18, 2021

Ryan Dagur – Activists stage protest against Archbishop of Merauke signing deal with palm oil firm "at expense of environment"

February 17, 2021

February 12, 2021

UCA News - February 12, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Environmental organizations including church groups have warned that deforestation in Indonesia's natural forests is reaching a critical level, especially in Papua

February 11, 2021

Reuters - February 11, 2021

Harry Jacques, Solok, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Clipped onto a rope, climbing high up in a tree swaying in gusts of wind, Topher White finally reaches the roof of the rai

Mongabay - February 11, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Palm oil-driven deforestation is slowing down in Southeast Asia in 2020 but a handful of low-profile companies continue to drive the majority of the destru

CNN Indonesia - February 11, 2021

Jakarta – The Indonesian Monitoring Coalition says that deforestation in Papua has increased under the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

February 6, 2021

Taipei Times - February 6, 2021

Michael Taylor/Thomson Reuters Foundation, Kuala Lumpur – Indonesia's ambitious biodiesel program would increase the risks of deforestation as more tropical forest could be cleared to g

February 2, 2021

Mongabay - February 2, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Illegal loggers in Indonesia's remote Papua region have largely evaded any meaningful kind of punishment and continue to operate unimpeded, in what a new r

January 23, 2021

Kompas.com - January 23, 2021

Nicholas Ryan Aditya, Jakarta – Mining Advocacy Network (Jatam) Coordinator Merah Johansyah has refuted Presidential Chief of Staff (KSP) Moeldoko's statement that the administration of

January 21, 2021

Mongbay - January 21, 2021

Jakarta – Indigenous people in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province are protesting against a company that's preparing to raze their ancestral forest for a plantation megaproject plagu

January 13, 2021

UCA News - January 13, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Merauke Archdiocese in Indonesia's Papua province is set to receive billions of rupiah through a collaboration with an environmentally controversial palm oil compa