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Issue date: 
13 September 2013

Forestry Ministry to review cooperation with foreign agencies

Indonesia will reconsider its cooperation with the World Wild Fund (WWF) and other foreign agencies for their failure to help manage the country`s forests effectively, according to Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan.

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September 11, 2013

Lawmaker Accuses WWF of Instigating Harrison Ford Ministry Row

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July 07 2013

NGO accuses Rimba Raya of misleading public with false carbon project information

A non-governmental organization said a claim that Rimba Raya Conservation had obtained approval from the Indonesian government for its world’s largest carbon project, on 64,000 hectares of areas in Indonesia, was in fact untrue.

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30 November, 2012

REDD: Reducing decentralization

On Oct. 22, the House of Representatives endorsed formation of the province of North Kalimantan and regencies of Pangandaran, South Coast Lampung, South Manokwari and Arfak Mountains.

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14 May 2012

Forests remain a source of conflict

The world’s largest producer of teak, an Indonesian state-owned company on the island of Java, has again been awarded sustainable forest management (SFM) certification.

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February 15, 2012

Illegal Logging Unlikely to End Unless All Companies Follow Rules

Efforts to stem illegal logging by requiring Indonesian timber exports to be certified will prove futile if cheaper, uncertified wood continues to be available on the market, officials said on Tuesday.

Diah Raharjo, director of the Multistakeholder Forestry Program, a collaboration between the Indonesian and British governments, said progress was being made in getting logging firms to comply but there was still much work to do.

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April 1, 2011

Carbon Impacts from Selective Logging of Forests in Berau District, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Few studies have attempted to address the carbon emissions resulting from the degradation of tropical forests. Selective forest logging represents an important form of degradation of tropical forests, and may lead to future deforestation of the area by providing accessibility to these areas.

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2011, November 22

Open discussion on sustainable forestry in a developing nation

In past posts I’ve referenced the concept of “seeing is believing” – it’s nearly impossible to understand the extent of a company’s sustainability efforts until you see it first hand, well

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December 13, 2011

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Calls for Facts Not Fiction about Forest Protection

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP)

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December 02, 2011

Norway accused of hypocrisy over RI deforestation funding

Norway has been accused of climate hypocrisy in Indonesia, where it has won plaudits for financing forest protection even as its state pension fund allegedly secures even greater revenues from logging, plantations, mining and other environmentally destructive practices.


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by Dr. Radut