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Dramatic Conservation Pledge By Papua, Indonesia

GFIS - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 23:51

Conservationists get used to hearing bad news.  But here is some outstanding news, as announced globally today in an ALERT press release.

An Indonesian Province the size of Norway has just committed publicly to protect at least 83 percent of its land area as undisturbed natural habitat—a goal that immediately marks it as a world leader in environmental conservation.

Promise for Papua

The Province of Papua, which comprises four-tenths of the South Pacific island of New Guinea, announced its commitment at the end of meetings this week in Jayapura, the Provincial capital.

The commitment was made by Assistant Governor Elia Loupatty, accompanied by the heads or representatives of 13 provincial agencies in Papua.  ALERT director Bill Laurance briefed the group on conservation research before the announcement.

Assistant Governor Elia Loupatty presents the Papua government's plan outlining its conservation pledge to ALERT director Bill Laurance (photo by Mohammed Alamgir)

“This is a remarkable milestone—one that should echo around the world,” said Judith Dipodiputro, coordinator of Project Papua, an initiative of Indonesian President Joko Widodo that is promoting sustainable development in the region.

The 83 percent figure for conservation—which could reach as high as 90 percent—follows from a government plan that maps future development in the province.

Colorful weevil beetle from Papua (photo (c) Rhett Butler/Mongabay)

Challenges and Opportunities

A key challenge for Papua Province is balancing economic and social development with conservation.

The province has some 3.5 million inhabitants, many living in remote villages, who aspire for better living conditions. 

A warrior from a highland village in Asmat District, Papua Province (photo (c) Dani Ancil)

And it is building some 4,000 kilometers of major new roads, known as the Trans-Papuan Highway, that will stretch across the province.  By opening up many formerly inaccessible areas, the new roads will bring both increased development opportunities and sizable environmental risks.

For example, the Trans-Papuan Highway is cutting through Lorentz National Park, which harbors outstanding natural and cultural values.  A World Heritage site spanning 2.35 million hectares, Lorentz is the largest protected area in the entire Asia-Pacific region.

A road project cuts through a rainforest in northern Papua Province (photo by Bill Laurance)

Despite such serious challenges, the 83-percent commitment is a remarkable pledge for conservation in one of the world’s most biologically and culturally rich regions

Clearly, the Papua government is going to need significant support—both from the international community and the Indonesian federal government—to achieve its ambitious conservation commitment. 

But who could doubt the timeliness of such investments?  It appears to be one of our very best chances today to protect a vast and vital region for the benefit of nature, Indonesians, and future generations.

Laurance meets with Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry, Dr Siti Nurbaya, and her staff in Jakarta. Nurbaya has strongly supported efforts to protect forests and reduce wildfires in Indonesia (photo by Mohammed Alamgir)

Lead image: Victoria Crowned Pigeon (photo (c) Ruth Choi).


Deere decline in construction and forestry

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Deere’s Construction and Forestry segment reported revenue of US$1.10 billion in fiscal 1Q17, a decline of 6% compared with US$1.17 billion in fiscal 1Q16. Source: Market Realist The segment’s revenue fell mainly due to lower shipment volumes. The Construction and Forestry segment reported an operating profit of US$34 million in fiscal 1Q17, a decrease of 51% year-over-year, compared with US$74 million in fiscal 1Q16. The decline in the segment’s operating income was mainly due to higher sales incentives, which clearly reflected in Deere’s selling, general, and administrative expenses. Further, expenses related to a voluntary employee separation program adversely affected the segment’s operating profit. As a result, the segment’s operating profit margin fell from 6% in fiscal 1Q16 to 3.1% in fiscal 1Q17. Deere expects the Construction and Forestry segment to grow 7% in fiscal 2017. The expected growth follows expected moderate economic growth worldwide. Deere expects the US GDP to grow 2.2% in fiscal 2017 versus the previous estimates of 2%. Further, housing starts in the United States are expected to be higher than in previous estimates. However, in forestry, global sales are expected to be flat to down 5%.  

CPAWS Welcomes Passage of Bill C-18 Through House of Commons

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CPAWS welcomed today’s passage at third reading of Bill C-18, which strengthens the Rouge National Urban Park Act to ensure that nature conservation is the first priority for managing the park.

First vertical gardens, now vertical forests

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Stefano Boeri, started with his Vertical Forest in Milan and more recently with his proposal for the Nanjing Vertical Forest. Source: Treehugger In fact, the Italian architect now has an office in Shanghai and is planning entire cities covered in forests. Forest City Shijiazhuang will house 100,000 people in what Boeri calls an “anti-sprawl device” because it is so dense, housing the same number of people in 225 hectares, or 555 acres, what is normally in 25,000 hectares. That’s 44,000 people per square kilometer, which is seriously dense. However, they are small pockets of high density, surrounded by farmland. Boeri’s website shows the concept for Shijiazhuang, a large polluted city a hundred miles southwest of Beijing. He calls it “is the prototype of a new model of urbanisation in China, which doesn’t consume agricultural and natural lands, limits the costs of public transportations and reduces the energy consumption.” ForestCityShijiazhuang (FCS) will be: a sustainable city, with low energy consumption. The vegetative filter on the buildings balconies creates a reduction -in the difference between the outside and inside temperature- of about 3 degrees. In summertime it reduces the heating of the facades by up to 30 degrees. an absorber of CO2 and the dust of urban pollution: FCS cleans the air The vegetation within FCS is designed in such a way as to form a continuous green filter between inside and outside of inhabited areas, able to absorb the fine particles produced by urban traffic, to produce oxygen, to absorb CO2, and to shield the balconies and interiors from very high pollution of Chinese cities. a multiplier the biodiversity of the living species FCS will be the home of hundreds of different species of plant life, including trees, shrubs and perennials. FCS will host many species of birds and domestic animals. Boeri envisages a chain or line of these, all based on the math of 225 hectares of dense development inside 25,000 hectares of green space, used for agriculture, nature or sport. It is a planning concept that we have seen proposed for China by Broad Sustainable Buildings, where they wanted to build a city in a single building and surround it by parkland, or in the Vertical City proposal. What Boeri is proposing is really a tree covered Arcology.

Global engineered wood market growth the reach $41bn

GFIS - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 22:29
The global engineered wood market is estimated to reach $41.2bn by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 24.8% from 2016 – 2022. Source: Forestry Expo North America and Europe account for nearly 70% of global engineered wood production and will continue to maintain high CAGRs, according to a new report from market research firm Allied Market Research (AMR). Demand for engineered wood is driven by the industry looking for alternatives to concrete and hardwood to conserve energy, speed up construction, cut labour cost, and reduce waste. Stringent regulations with regards carbon emissions and rapid deforestation are also likely to propel the adoption of engineered wood. Despite the reservations engineered wood has proven to be a huge commercial success said AMR research analyst Yogiata Sharma. The market is expected to move at a higher pace in Europe and North America, owing to high disposable income and widespread awareness. Developing regions such as Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Africa will also exploit their vast forests for timber and raw materials for various engineered wood products. Between 2015 and 2016, countries in Asia-Pacific such as Japan, Indonesia, and India led the engineered wood market, as they are the main exporters of raw materials to North American and European countries. India is one of the emerging markets in Asia-Pacific engineered wood industry, currently accounting for 10% of the Asia-Pacific engineered wood market share. It is estimated to have the highest CAGR of around 25% from 2016 – 2022. Brazil and Chile show significant growth and are expected to grow with double-digit CAGRs and witness entry of a number of market players. The engineered wood market is segmented based on the type of product, wherein plywood and glulam collectively account for nearly 54% of the global market, and with cross-laminated timber expected to grow with the highest CAGR of nearly 30% during the forecast period. Non-residential construction will lead the market, due to increasing construction of multi-storey building and bridges globally.

CLT for big and small developments

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Hume Partners Property, the developer behind Melbourne’s tallest timber commercial tower, is also building its smallest – a single-storey childcare centre. Source: Australian Financial Review The company backed by BRW Rich-Lister Peter Scanlon has partnered with childcare industry veteran Vin Harink to build Australia’s first childcare centre out of cross-laminated timber (CLT). Construction of the one-storey centre in South Oakleigh, with approval for 139 children, will start as soon as a building permit allows it on the 3300 square-metre site, said Mr Harink, one of three directors of Hume Childcare Pty Ltd. CLT, part of a growing move towards prefabrication in Australian construction, permits customised pre-cut timber panels to be assembled on-site. Construction firm Strongbuild last week put the final panel on a 101-apartment affordable housing project it is building for developer BlueCHP. Using CLT cut four months off the construction program compared with conventional methods – worth as much as 2% of the $28 million project, the company said. Such savings also apply to smaller projects, such as the $6.5 million childcare centre designed by architecture firm insite, Mr Harink said. “It was very comparable to traditional building methods,” he said. “There’s a marginal difference in terms of construction costs. But the benefit is calculated in terms of construction time-saving. We’re reducing our construction time by about one-third.” Prefabrication is already being used in childcare centres. Folkestone Education Trust (FET), the country’s biggest owner of childcare centres, is building its first prefab childcare facility in South Morang, north-east of Melbourne. But Mr Harink said the South Oakleigh project – with 2000 square metres of exposed timber on the interior – would give the centre, due to be in operation before the end of the year, an edge in selling its services to young families. “One of the other major benefits is that we have a very green and energy-efficient building,” he said. “It will be an attractive marketing difference for those parents as much as anything else.” Mr Harink, a former managing director of FET predecessor Austock Property Management and then a fund manager with listed childcare centre owner Arena REIT, set up his own investment vehicle for the childcare and early learning centre properties, Veuve Property Group, in late 2014. While the 1066-1070 Centre Road property was a project of Hume Childcare and not Veuve, his company would also consider them, Mr Harink said. “If this is successful, I think given the comparable cost of construction of using CLT panels there is a good opportunity to do more of these,” he said  

Big demand for NZ roundwood logs

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NZ roundwood log prices jump to a record on demand from construction, horticulture industries. Source: Scoop NZ Strong domestic building activity combined with buoyant horticulture and viticulture industries has pushed up the price of roundwood logs to a record. The average price for roundwood logs rose to NZ$90 a tonne in February, up NZ$5 from January’s average price and at the highest level since AgriHQ began collecting the data in early 2002. New Zealand local councils approved consents for 29,970 new dwellings last year, up 10% from the previous year, as record net migration and low interest rates spur demand for additional housing. A booming horticulture industry is also spurring investment activity in that sector, helping stoke demand for roundwood. “The roundwood sector is currently in a period where interest is at unprecedented levels,” AgriHQ analyst Reece Brick said in his monthly forestry market report. “Demand for poles has been especially strong, for the likes of foundations and retaining walls. “Multiple strands of the horticulture and viticulture industries have also maintained their presence in the roundwood markets as well. The sheer volume of activity has meant some mills have battled to fill orders in recent months.” Export prices for New Zealand logs lifted for every grade covered by AgriHQ’s survey of exporters, forest owners and saw millers. The average wharf gate price for New Zealand unpruned A-grade logs advanced to NZ$128 a tonne, the highest level since AgriHQ records began in late 2008, while prices for various K-grades haven’t been this high since the early-mid 1990s. The NZ$166 a tonne recorded for export pruned logs was firmer than any of the previous six months, although lower than the first half of 2016, Brick said. Shipping rates to New Zealand’s key log export destinations slipped. The rate to China, New Zealand’s largest export market, declined 1%, while South Korea and India both dropped 3%. The latest data showed New Zealand log exports increased 9% to 15,913,512 cubic metres last year compared with the year earlier. China took 69% of the country’s logs while South Korea took 17%. Forest products are New Zealand’s third-largest commodity export group behind dairy and meat products.

Council may spend millions to buy a forest

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Community environmental volunteer group, Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves in New Zealand, is campaigning for Wellington City Council to make a bid to secure the 36 hectare, . Source: Stuff NZ A million-dollar forest on the hills above Tawa is for sale, and locals are hoping Wellington ratepayers can save it from the clutch of developers. Tenders for the area, which is marketed as a forest revenue opportunity with subdivision potential, close on February 27. Councillors will receive a confidential briefing on a proposal to buy the forest, with a decision expected to be made at a public-excluded meeting. Northern Ward councillors Peter Gilberd, Malcolm Sparrow and Jill Day will be urging councillors to support putting in a bid to acquire the forest. Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves president Wayne Pincott said he understood the asking price was between NZ$1.2 million and NZ$1.5m. “There are no guarantees they will agree to buy it but we are optimistic.” He hoped the council would offer a fair price, but not over the odds because it was ratepayer money, he said. Mr Pincott believed removing the trees would mean flooding risks from erosion, and sedimentation impacts. “I think the council is better placed to get value for the community … than a developer would be able to get for the commercial value from it.” The rural-zoned land was not suitable for higher density development and would make no significant difference to housing supply, he said. “It’s also a key to achieving a long overdue completion of the northern reserves, which are currently under-represented in the outer green belt.” If the council decided not to buy it, the group would consider fundraising and approaching the vendor to ask for a delay in the sale. A walking track through the Forest of Tane, connects Tawa with the Spicer Forest Reserve and Wellington’s outer green belt, Te Araroa National Walkway, and Colonial Knob. Gilberd, who is the city scientist and natural environment portfolio leader, said Tawa bush was well-recognised as an important corridor for migrating birdlife, connecting with Zealandia, Kapiti and Mana Islands, and other major reserve areas. About 200 Tawa residents attended a meeting where Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and councillors were asked to acquire the land. Residents were told the city council had previously sought to buy the forest, with the intention of adding it to the Wellington Outer Green Belt and the area was listed in the council database for ‘protection’.

Hyne welcomes Taiwanese importers

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Hyne Timber welcomed Taiwanese visitors to the Tuan Mill near Maryborough for a tour of their manufacturing plant. Source: Timberbiz For more than 18 years, Hyne Timber has been exporting large volumes of processed, plantation softwood from both Maryborough (QLD) and Tumbarumba (NSW) to countries such as Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Korea, Thailand and the Philippines. In the last 12 months alone, more than 2500 containers full of Hyne Timber product has left Australian shores to meet international customer needs with one export customer alone buying 40 to 50 containers each month. Each container is also a truck from the mill so that’s over 2500 Australian trucks freighting timber into Australian packing depots. The Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne ports are all utilised to ship this timber into South East Asia, a product grade which is currently excess to Australian market demand. Export customers use this grade of pine to manufacture pallets and crates which ship goods all over the world. It is also used to make furniture such as bed frames, some of which makes its way back to Australia. Mr Jeffer Kuo, General Manager, Enhanced Forestry Company (EFCO), Hyne Timber’s export agency, said the visit to the Tuan Mill near Maryborough was extremely interesting for the party and provided insight into the full product range, treatment capability and high speed processes of an Australian timber manufacturing plant. “Our export customers want consistently good quality products from a reliable source which is why Hyne Timber has secured export relationships over many years,” he said. “Learning about the whole sustainable process, the wide range of products and by-products was very interesting and you get a good appreciation of the complexities of timber manufacturing on this large scale. The visiting party of seven also toured other regional areas of Queensland and New Zealand operations as part of their Australasian stay. Warren Tye, Hyne Timber’s National Sales Manager said it was a pleasure to take the Taiwanese visitors through the Tuan Mill and have the opportunity to showcase Australian manufacturing standards to this international audience. “Many mills around the world are not comparable to our large scale softwood processing operations. “The Tuan Mill near Maryborough processes enough timber to stretch from Hervey Bay to the Gold Coast every day. You can’t manufacture a quality product at that scale other than with a high tech facility. “Our highest quality structural framing products stay right here in Australia for the domestic construction industry. “Therefore, our international customers don’t always appreciate the scale and standard of our operation until they visit. “It’s also an opportunity to showcase the region. None of our visitors to date have ever been disappointed with their stay.” Hyne Timber has been operating in Maryborough since 1882, the company is one of the largest, privately owned plantation softwood processing operations in the Southern Hemisphere.

NZ Labour Party pledges $20M for timber processing

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The New Zealand Labour Party is pledging up to NZ$20 million, if elected, to support the region’s timber processing sector, possibly by helping fund a prefabricated housing plant. Source: NBR Such an initiative would dovetail with Labour’s KiwiBuild policy to fund construction of 100,000 affordable homes over a decade. The announcement, by party leader Andrew Little at Gisborne’s Prime Sawmill, is the second in a series of targeted regional development investment announcements Labour plans to roll out in election year for a total of NZ$200 million in commitments, which would only be fully spent if matched dollar for dollar by local government or private sector funds. A fortnight ago, the party announced the first in this series: a $10 million package for Dunedin’s technology sector. For Gisborne, Mr Little pledged that “a Labour-led government will provide a stimulus package up to $20 million to enable the construction of a timber prefabrication plant and associated infrastructure in Gisborne.” “This money will match dollar-for-dollar investment from businesses and local economic development agencies and be subject to a robust and transparent tender process,” he said, citing Gisborne’s mature plantation forests as a source of economic strength that was underexploited because most of it left the region as raw logs. Prime is already investing in a wood engineering technology plant. “This funding could be used for the construction of the plant, investment in necessary infrastructure upgrades to support it or supporting sawmilling technology to help provide the lumber. What’s important is that this investment underpins local aspirations,” Mr Little said. Local aspirations include reopening of the railway line between Gisborne and Wairoa, which washed out in 2012 and which KiwiRail says is uneconomic to restore to service. The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council called on the Gisborne District Council to commit funds for a joint feasibility study into reopening the section of line between Wairoa and Gisborne. Plans are been made already for the Napier-Wairoa stretch to reopen. Bolstering a housing prefabrication industry would also assist efforts to overcome high construction and the under-supply of homes in some parts of the country, Labour argues.

Where is Daniel Andrews? Not at Heyfield

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A worker from Heyfield’s timber mill has received more than 800 responses to a letter he wrote for the Victorian Premier at the weekend, but says he is yet to hear from Daniel Andrews. Anthony Wilkes, a supervisor at Australian Sustainable Hardwoods green mill, raised more than $25,000 from the Gippsland community to publish the letter in a full-page ad in Saturday’s Herald Sun. The letter called on Mr Andrews to “please, come and see the mill”. Despite Mr Andrews calling it an “eloquent, well-written letter” on ABC radio, Mr Wilkes said he was yet to receive a response. “I even called his office, but his secretary said he was too busy to take phone calls,” Mr Wilkes said. “Mr Andrews needs the balls to come out here. If he doesn’t know where we are, I’ll go and meet him at Pakenham. I know he doesn’t get out of the city too much.” Mr Wilkes also called on Opposition Leader Matthew Guy to visit the mill. State Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford toured the mill and met with workers last Thursday. More than 230 workers from ASH fear they will be out of work later this year because the company said it couldn’t get the amount of native timber it required.

Critical fire weather conditions present over Texas Plains

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Critical fire weather conditions will be present over the Texas Plains region Thursday and Friday. The National Weather Service  Storm Prediction Center  has issued an alert putting western portions of the state in the

IUFRO Spotlight #44 – Evidence linking community forest rights and improved forest condition inconclusive

GFIS - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 14:51
PDF for download There is an assumption that there is a correlation, possibly even a direct cause and effect relationship, between the devolution of forest governance and improved forest condition. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was interested in testing that hypothesis to assess its impact on global climate change mitigation and adaptation. […]

IUFRO Spotlight #44 - Evidence linking community forest rights and improved forest condition inconclusive

GFIS - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 12:35
Researchers at Michigan State University conclude that research on linkages between forest tenure and forest condition needs to be broader.

Building on past success for better quality science: FTA gender research in 2017

GFIS - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 11:27

By Marlène Elias, Gender Specialist, Conservation and Management of Forest Genetic Resources, Bioversity International, and Gender Coordinator of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) In 2017, we will build on progress made in Phase I to strengthen capacities for gender analysis, equip scientists and partners with the latest thinking on gender in Natural Resource Management (NRM), […]

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Unblocking bioenergy a huge challenge for Indonesia

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Unclear policies and weak markets are stopping bioenergy supply meeting its target but focusing on local demand might be the doorway to success.   ‘In terms of technology, bioenergy can be developed almost anywhere in Indonesia’, said Ingrid...

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Pekanbaru Resolution on Indigenous Peoples’ rights to land and forests

GFIS - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 11:04
7 February, 2017

We the undersigned representatives of indigenous peoples, local communities and civil society organisations from Indonesia and around the world have travelled to Pekanbaru to highlight the impact of timber, palm oil and other agricultural commodity supply chains on our communities, lands and forests.

We have information in a letter from Long Isun community; and research and report to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) that violation has occurred and is done by PT Kemakmuran Berkah Timber (PT KBT), a subsidiary Roda Mas Group. The investigation found that PT KBT is actively logging primary forest in the area called the 'Heart of Borneo'.  And this against the will of indigenous peoples in Long Isun village. 

We urge the Government of Indonesia, of the Province of East Kalimantan and the District of Mahakam Hulu, as well as KomNas HAM and the Forest Stewardship Council to take urgent action to redress violations committed by PT Kemakmuran Berkah Timber (PT KBT), Roda Mas Group, which is actively logging primary forests in the Heart of Borneo against the will of the indigenous people.

Giving first-hand testimonies at Forest Peoples Programme partners’ meeting between 7 and 8 February, we have heard evidence and messages: 

  • Expressing grave concern regarding the serious negative impacts of PT KBT operations on human rights of the indigenous peoples of Long Isun, Long Pahangai sub-district, Mahakam Hulu district, East Kalimantan. These operations have led to violations of: the community’s rights to their lands and territory; rights to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC); rights to traditional livelihoods and; to food.
  • Expressing alarm at the continued activities of PT KBT on the customary land of the community of Long Isun without their consent. PT KBT has never reached an agreement with the self-chosen community representatives through due FPIC processes and continues to operate despite repeated rejections by the community of the company’s presence and activities.  

We communicate our deep concern at the criminalization of community member Theodorus Tekwan Yeq, falsely accused of trespassing on his community’s customary lands, and the continued intimidation of community leaders who attempt to defend their customary land.

  • Noting with concern the delayed response by the above in addressing these grave human rights violations and request that these be corrected immediately.   
  • Welcoming the Government of Indonesia’s renewed commitment to agrarian reform, indigenous peoples’ rights, social forestry, conflict resolution and a moratorium on coal and palm oil concessions. We trust this will lead to greater efforts to now implement these policies on the ground and guarantee the protection of human rights, land rights and traditional livelihoods. 

We call on the Government of Indonesia, the private sector, certification bodies, investors, financial institutions and the wider public to heed our concerns and take urgent action to resolve this case. 

We hereby make the following specific calls to action: 

  1. The SK Bupati Kutai Barat Decree No.136.143/K.917/2011 dated 4 November 2011 be revoked. 
  2. The indigenous peoples of Long Isun have their customary boundaries restored in accordance to the 1966 map agreed between the indigenous communities of the Upper Mahakam.  
  3. The customary land of the village of Long Isun be removed from all company concessions. 
  4. The indigenous peoples of Long Isun manage their own lands and forests.  
  5. This case puts the Forest Stewardship Council’s credibility into question, we therefore call on the Forest Stewardship Council to resolve this case with urgency. 

We ask the State to solve transmigration land cases, without jeopardizing transmigrants’ rights or affected indigenous groups. Furthermore, involving transmigrants organization, indigenous peoples and/or local communities representatives will be vital in transmigrants’ settlement planning.


AMAN (Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara), Jakarta

AsM Law Office, Batam

Yayasan Betang Borneo (YBB), Palangkaraya

ELSAM, Jakarta

Hutan Kita Institute (HAKI), Palembang

Hutan Rakyat Institute (HaRi), Medan

JASOIL, Manokwari

JMGR (Jaringan Masyarakat Gambut Riau), Pekanbaru

KSPPM (Kelompok Studi dan Pengembangan Prakarsa Masyarakat), Parapat

KPA (Konsorsium Pembaruan Agraria), Jakarta

Link-AR Borneo, Pontianak

Nagari Kapa Community, Pasaman Barat

PATRI, Jakarta

Yayasan Petak Danum (YPD), Palangkaraya

Perkumpulan Nurani Perempuan (PNP), Samarinda

Yayasan PUSAKA, Jakarta

Sawit Watch, Bogor

Scale-Up, Pekanbaru

SKP – Keuskupan Agung Merauke (Archdiocese of Merauke), Merauke

Sorong Customary Community (Masyarakat Adat Sorong), Sorong

WALHI (Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia) Jambi, Jambi

WALHI (Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia) Kalimantan Barat, Pontianak

Yerisiam Community (Masyarakat Yerisiam), Nabire


Endorsed by:

Forest Peoples Programme, UK

Rainforest Action Network, USA


Tropenbos International: Putting research results to good use

GFIS - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 09:45

  In 2017, Tropenbos International (TBI) will start working as a managing partner of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). TBI was invited to become a partner as a boundary organization with the special responsibility to link the high-level research from FTA research with policy making at the national level and practice at the landscape level. Who […]

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Experts plan to save Asia’s songbirds

GFIS - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 03:01
Singapore, 22nd February 2017—Experts from wildlife conservation and research organisations gathered at the second Asian Songbird Trade Crisis Summit have devised a comprehensive strategy to protect the region’s songbirds from the impacts of excessive trapping for the cage bird trade.


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