Carolyn Cowan – Biologists often refer to the Wallacea region of Indonesia as a "living laboratory" for the study of evolution.
Deforestation & Forest Fires
October 5, 2021
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sudibyo Wiradji – As the dry season continues, heed must be given to peatland forests in Indonesia, especially on Kalimantan Island.
August 5, 2021
New Guinea, the world's largest tropical island, is also the most floristically diverse island in the world.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 – Indonesia has officially agreed to co-chair an international alliance that brings together producers and consumers of forest agriculture and commodities.