Press Release/Position Paper

Revisions to the Rules for the Protection of Wild Plants and Animals Smooth the Hunting of High-Value Exotic Wood

Revisions to the Rules for the Protection of Wild Plants and Animals Smooth the Hunting of High-Value Exotic Wood

Bogor, 12 February 2019. 60 civil society organizations that are members of the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) assess the issuance of Minister of Environment and Forestry Regulation No. 106 of 2018 will have an impact on the increasing rate of natural forest loss in Indonesia. This regulation has freed the protection status of previously […]

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Illegal Oil Palm and Impunity Still Undermining Indonesia’s Flagship Timber Reforms

Illegal Oil Palm and Impunity Still Undermining Indonesia’s Flagship Timber Reforms

Bogor, 7 June 2017. Timber logged illegally in and around a rogue oil palm plantation is being certified legal under Indonesia’s flagship timber certification system, despite repeated NGO reports to police, forestry enforcement officials, and certification professionals, a new report reveals. The report – Still Permitting Crime – published today by Indonesia’s Independent Forest Monitoring […]

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The Certification System Is Not Just a Sustainable Palm Label

The Certification System Is Not Just a Sustainable Palm Label

The palm oil industry has penetrated Kalimantan since the 1980s and its expansion has continued to this day. as in various regions in Indonesia, the Kalimantan palm oil industry is not free from various problems of practices that are not environmentally friendly, prone to land grabbing, violations of rights, both to workers and surrounding communities, […]

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Paper Policy: Why the Discussion on Palm Oil Draft Bill must be stopped immediately

Paper Policy: Why the Discussion on Palm Oil Draft Bill must be stopped immediately

In January 2017, the government and DPR RI agreed that the Palm Oil draft Bill would be one of the priority bills to be completed in 2017. The main reason presented by the drivers of this bill was to protect the palm oil industry from foreign intervention. In addition, three other reasons presented by the […]

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Illegal Oil Palm and Impunity Still Undermining Indonesia’s Flagship Timber Reforms

Illegal Oil Palm and Impunity Still Undermining Indonesia’s Flagship Timber Reforms

Bogor, 7 June 2017. Timber logged illegally in and around a rogue oil palm plantation is being certified legal under Indonesia’s flagship timber certification system, despite repeated NGO reports to police, forestry enforcement officials, and certification professionals, a new report reveals. The report – Still Permitting Crime – published today by Indonesia’s Independent Forest Monitoring […]

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