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Deforestation & Forest Fires

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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.

September 17, 2021

Reuters - September 17, 2021

Jakarta – Green groups on Thursday urged Indonesia to extend a moratorium on new palm oil permits and improve its implementation, warning of a risk of losing millions of acres of forest

September 7, 2021

Mongabay - September 7, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Clearing of natural forests has been detected on land licensed to a subsidiary of South Korean paper company Moorim in Indonesia's easternmost region of Pa

September 3, 2021

Mongabay - September 3, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Three palm oil companies have sued the local government in Indonesia's West Papua province after their plantation licenses were revoked following a recent

August 25, 2021

Mongabay - August 25, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Officials and activists in Indonesia are calling for the renewal of a ban on issuing new licenses for oil palm plantations, with the moratorium set to expi

August 17, 2021

Mongabay - August 17, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An area of rainforest nearly five times the size of London has been destroyed in the past two decades in Indonesian New Guinea, home to Asia Pacific's larg

Jakarta Post - August 17, 2021

Sudibyo Wiradji – Sumatra is home to a large proportion of the peatlands of Indonesia and that is why fortified efforts to protect the peatland ecosystem on the island are indispensable

August 13, 2021

Jakarta Post - August 13, 2021

Sudibyo Wiradji – As the dry season continues, heed must be given to peatland forests in Indonesia, especially on Kalimantan Island.

August 5, 2021

Mirage News - August 5, 2021

New Guinea, the world's largest tropical island, is also the most floristically diverse island in the world.

July 26, 2021

Jakarta Post - July 26, 2021

Sudibyo Wiradji, Jakarta – Indonesia is scrambling to restore its sizeable mangrove forest loss, with the national Peatland and Mangrove Restoration Agency (BRGM) tasked with accelerati

July 15, 2021

Cosmetics Business - July 15, 2021

Becky Bargh – Korean Palm oil giant Korindo has had its trademark license with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) stripped after a BBC investigation found the group had deliberately s

June 24, 2021

Straits Times - June 24, 2021

Audrey Tan, Singapore – There is a low risk of severe haze originating from forest fires in Indonesia this year, a local think-tank has assessed.

Mongabay - June 24, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A major palm oil company supplying to global brands like Nestle and PepsiCo continues to source the raw commodity from plantations responsible for deforest

June 3, 2021

Mongabay - June 3, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Palm oil licenses covering concessions twice the size of Los Angeles have been rescinded by the local government in Indonesia's West Papua province due to

May 31, 2021

Antara News - May 31, 2021

Yudi Abdullah, Fardah, Palembang, South Sumatra – Activists of the Indonesian Environmental Forum (Walhi) chapter in South Sumatra reported about hundreds of hotspots with the potential

May 7, 2021

Mongabay - May 7, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia could lose an area of tropical rainforest bigger than Belgium to oil palm plantations over the next three years without existing measures to slow

April 26, 2021

Mongabay - April 26, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A litany of loopholes and violations have undercut the Indonesian government's forest protection policies, allowing oil palm companies to continue obtainin

April 20, 2021

Jakarta Globe - April 20, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesia has officially agreed to co-chair an international alliance that brings together producers and consumers of forest agriculture and commodities.