Press Release/Position Paper

Civil Society Coalition Calls for Jokowi to Revoke MoT Regulation 15/2020:     Harmful to the country, undermining SDG 15 and contrary to Indonesia’s commitments under the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) for Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) with the European Union

Civil Society Coalition Calls for Jokowi to Revoke MoT Regulation 15/2020: Harmful to the country, undermining SDG 15 and contrary to Indonesia’s commitments under the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) for Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) with the European Union

Jakarta, March 26, 2020 – The coalition of civil organizations engaged in monitoring the implementation of Indonesia’s Timber Legality Assurance System (SVLK) has submitted an open letter to the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (Friday, 3/20/2020). This letter demands the immediate revocation or revision of the Ministry of Trade Regulation Number 15 of 2020 (Permendag […]

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Critical Note from the Independent Monitors “Improvement of SVLK Must Be Done Continuously To Increase Its Credibility and Accountability”

Critical Note from the Independent Monitors “Improvement of SVLK Must Be Done Continuously To Increase Its Credibility and Accountability”

Implementation of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) License as one of the achievements of Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between Indonesia and the European Union have entered its third year since first implemented in November 2016. The agreement aims to ensure all timber products from Indonesia comply with the Timber Legality Assurance System (SVLK). […]

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Three Years of FLEGT License: Without Integrity, Agenda of Forestry Governance Improvement through SVLK Would be Slow

Three Years of FLEGT License: Without Integrity, Agenda of Forestry Governance Improvement through SVLK Would be Slow

Jakarta, 17 November 2019. The Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT) License has been implemented for three (3) years since first established in November 2016. Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) and other independent monitoring organizations argue that though in general FLEGT-VPA is well-implemented, problems still exist such as illegal logging, dispute and conflict on […]

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Integrity of Forest Management Must Be Improved for the Sustainability of Ecosystem Function

Integrity of Forest Management Must Be Improved for the Sustainability of Ecosystem Function

Bogor, 08 November 2019. A report from the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) titled – PHPL: From Legality to Sustainability – exposed challenges of sustainability on Sustainable Production Forest Management (S-PHPL)-certified Timber Forest Product Utilization Business Permit on Natural Forest (IUPHHK-HA) concession. It is threatened by coal mining and palm oil plantation activities, and forest […]

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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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