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Cases of forest and land fires (karhutla) in Kalimantan province including in Ketapang district seem to have become an annual routine. Fires occur almost every dry season, especially during the extreme droughts due to the effect of El Nino. Natural factors such as the prolonged summer, human factors such as negligence, or a combination of both certainly put some effects. It is difficult to determine the exact cause of the fires that often cause "presumption" or finding for a “scapegoat" as a justification for the theory on paper. However, there is no smoke without fire, no effect without cause.
The policy of the Environment and Forestry Ministry to encourage regional governments to ensure non-state forest areas (APL) to have good forest cover and high biodiversity values as essential ecosystem areas (KEE) has received warm response from conservation NGOs.
Jakarta, JS Luwansa Hotel, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Dr. Edi Purwanto, Director Yayasan Tropenbos Indonesia (TI), was invited by the Indonesian Business Council on Sustainable Development (IBCSD) to share ideas on efforts to mainstream ecosystem and environment conservation in the mining sector.
Support the achievement of a productive and sustainable landscape through governance programs that include strategies to improve food security, responsible use of forest and land, and mitigation and adaption to climate change