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Deforestation & Forest Fires

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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

December 28, 2020

Mongabay - December 28, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong – As global demand for edible oil keeps growing, palm oil has enjoyed unprecedented growth both in consumption and production.

December 25, 2020

December 16, 2020

Digital Journal - December 16, 2020

Alfath Asmunda (AFP) – Sumini gets up at dawn to do her household chores – then leads a team of women into the jungles of Indonesia's Sumatra island, on a mission to battle rampant defo

December 11, 2020

Mongabay - December 11, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A major sawmill operation linked to widespread deforestation and corruption in Indonesia has had its legality certification revoked by the licensing author

December 8, 2020

Mongabay - December 8, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An area of natural forest the size of 1,500 football fields has been cleared since January in an oil palm concession in Indonesia's easternmost region of P

Jakarta Post - December 8, 2020

Jon Afrizal, Jambi – The residents of two villages in Jambi who have suffered recurring fire disasters have welcomed La Nina's arrival to the province, which has brought additional rain

December 4, 2020

Tempo - December 4, 2020

Jakarta – The environment and forestry minister issues permits for the use of protected forests for the food estates project. This endangers the future.

December 3, 2020

Mongabay - December 3, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Paying villages in Indonesia to ensure they don't burn their land for farming appears to have little to no effect on reducing fires, researchers have found

CNN Indonesia - December 3, 2020

Jakarta – Environmental organisation Greenpeace says that corporations in the palm oil sector have begun to venture into forests in Papua in concert with diminishing land availability i

November 28, 2020

November 26, 2020

Malay Mail - November 26, 2020

Singapore (Reuters) – Forest-related risks could cost companies that trade in or use Indonesian palm oil as much as US$10 billion (RM41 billion) this year, according to a study of more

November 17, 2020

November 12, 2020

Mongabay - November 12, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Palm oil giant Korindo Group is alleged to have set fires to clear rainforest in Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua, a practice that is banned by law.

November 3, 2020

Jakarta Post - November 3, 2020

Yulia Savitri, Palembang – The South Sumatra provincial administration has continued to carry out preventive measures against forest and land fires as it extends the emergency alert sta

October 26, 2020

Reuters - October 26, 2020

Michael Taylor (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Offering affordable healthcare to villagers and indigenous communities living near forests could help reduce illegal logging and fight clim

October 23, 2020

Mongabay - October 23, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Activists have slammed one of the world's biggest pulp and paper companies for clearing peatland in Indonesia despite its zero-deforestation pledge.

October 22, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 22, 2020

Fadli, Batam – The Batam District Court in Riau Islands has sentenced PT Prima Makmur director Zazli bin Kamel to five years and six months' imprisonment, in addition to a Rp 1 billion

Straits Times - October 22, 2020

Singapore (Reuters) – Forested areas greater than the size of the Netherlands have been burned in Indonesia in the past five years, with 30 per cent of the fires occurring on pulpwood a

Jakarta Post - October 22, 2020

Yulia Savitri, Palembang – South Sumatra has extended the alert status for forest fires until the end of November despite the high intensity rainfall that the region has experienced sin

October 21, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – A provision in the controversial Job Creation Law raises the risk of further forest devastation as it relaxes rules on environmental protection, a loc

October 20, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – When 53-year-old Azizi is not tending to his crab farm, he would be nursing the 456-hectare mangrove forest near his home in the village of Gambus in Nort

October 9, 2020

Mongabay - October 9, 2020

Philip Jacobson – A wide-ranging deregulation bill passed in Indonesia this week downgrades a key legal provision used by authorities to sue plantation firms for the fires that spread a