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Deforestation & Forest Fires

February 6, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Straits Times - February 6, 2020

Jakarta (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday (Feb 6) ordered government officials to find a permanent solution to prevent devastating annual forest fires that he un

February 3, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - February 3, 2020

Yulia Savitri, Palembang, South Sumatra – Youths in South Sumatra are encouraged to participate in the restoration of degraded forests and land through data crowdsourcing platforms.

January 29, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - January 29, 2020

Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – A farmer in Riau is currently on trial for alleged arson at the Pekanbaru District Court after he burned a 400-square-meter plot of land for farming, reporte

January 24, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - January 24, 2020

Jakarta – Land and forest fires have hit at least seven areas in North Penajam Paser regency in East Kalimantan – the region that is to host part of Indonesia's new capital – over the

January 22, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - January 22, 2020

Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – The Riau Police have fired a local police chief for his lackluster performance in handling land and forest fires in the province's Pelalawan regency.

January 16, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Tempo - January 16, 2020

Antara, Banda Aceh – The deforestation rate in Aceh Province may have reached 35 thousand hectares (ha) in the last three years and will decrease further in the next two years, the Ind

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - January 16, 2020

Dedek Hendry, Rejang Lebong, Bengkulu – Four members of the Environment Care Women's Group (KPPL) Maju Bersama in Pal VIII village, Rejang Lebong regency, Bengkulu, walked slowly throu

January 10, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - January 10, 2020

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan, North Sumatra – Plans to build a hydropower plant (PLTA) with a capacity of 443 megawatts (MW) in the Leuser ecosystem zone in Gayo Lues regency, Aceh province,

January 9, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Agence France Presse - January 9, 2020

Banda Aceh, Indonesia – Forest rangers in Indonesia's Aceh province will be equipped with guns in the battle against illegal logging, an environmental agency official said Thursday (Ja

December 31, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Reuters - December 31, 2019

Jakarta – Indonesia's Supreme Court has struck down a regulation that allowed activities by plantation companies in protected forest areas, a green group said on Tuesday, flagging a de

December 23, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Mongabay - December 23, 2019

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An Indonesian court has fined an palm oil company $1.8 million for fires that occurred on its concession in 2015, capping a four-year ordeal by the govern

December 21, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Tempo - December 21, 2019

Jakarta – Even a donkey would not fall into the same hole twice. The saying it would seem does not apply to the government when dealing with forest recovery.

December 13, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Mongabay - December 13, 2019

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – It was large swaths of degraded and idle land, and not forested land, that accounted for much of the burned area during this year's fire season in Indones

December 11, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Nikkei Asian Review - December 11, 2019

Jakarta – The total damage and economic loss from forest fires in Indonesia this year amounted to at least $5.2 billion, equal to 0.5% of gross domestic product, the World Bank said in

December 10, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Mongabay - December 10, 2019

Indonesian government officials have alleged that permits underpinning a multi-billion dollar plantation project in Papua province were falsified, leading to the criminal clear-cutting

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Nature.com - December 10, 2019

Dyna Rochmyaningsih – How much did Indonesia burn this year?

December 7, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - December 7, 2019

Kharishar Kahfi, Jakarta – Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD played down on Friday recent reports from several organizations regarding Indonesia's f

December 5, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - December 5, 2019

Jakarta – The Indonesian government has criticized a CNN International special report that said the world's demand for palm oil ignited a climate bomb not only in the country but also

December 3, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Reuters - December 3, 2019

Michael Taylor, Kuala Lumpur (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thousands of volunteers fighting forest fires in Indonesia will receive a boost in funding that could help stem air pollutio

December 2, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Straits Times - December 2, 2019

Kuala Lumpur/Jakarta – Fires in Indonesia that spread a smoky haze over South-east Asia this year burned at least 1.6 million hectares of mostly degraded land and carbon-rich peatlands

November 28, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Bloomberg - November 28, 2019

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

November 22, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Al Jazeera - 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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Globe - 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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Tempo - November 18, 2019

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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
The Guardian - 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