17 April 2020 Indonesia
Since the government appealed for social distancing and later implemented the PSBB (Large-Scale Social Restrictions), Tropenbos Indonesia (TI) has followed these appeal and regulation with full awareness and has fully participated in the efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19). Tropenbos Indonesia staff in Bogor currently work from home, and field staff in the worksite in Gunung Tarak Landscape make some adjustments in their activities to facilitate village communities.
03 April 2020 Indonesia
Land in Indonesia is divided into two main categories: state forest area and non-forest area (APL). A state forest zone consists of both protected and production areas, while APL land is mostly designated for agriculture and human settlement.
11 March 2020 Indonesia
Forest and agricultural lands are affected by changes and hazards due to natural factors as well as anthropogenic ones. Climatic factors are common causes for such changes and disasters, oftentimes combined with other factors such as market drivers or policy factors, creating more intense impacts.
09 March 2020 Indonesia
Law No. 32/2009 stipulates that the Government and Regional Governments are required to make a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) or KLHS to ensure that the principle of sustainable development has become the basis and is integrated in the development of an area in the form of policies, planning and programs (Kebijakan, Rencana dan Program/KRP). Damage to natural resources and the environment will be more effectively prevented if the KRP formulation have considered environmental problems and threats from the beginning.
04 March 2020 Indonesia
When forests are increasingly being eroded by the development of HGU concession areas, conservation of springs in the forest becomes a more important issue. That can be seen from the joint efforts done by Laman Satong village community in Ketapang Regency to protect their forests. In the village adjacent to Gunung Palung National Park (GPNP) and oil palm plantation areas, the community gets clean water from a spring that originates from Manjau Village Forest, Laman Satong. They also get clean water from the Siduk River which spring is located in the GPNP area used for daily needs and is a source of irrigation water for rice fields in the District of Matan Hilir Utara. The community also collects rainwater when the rainy season arrives. But in the long dry season, the water also dries up. The situation is getting worse when there is a forest fire. The water that should have been abundant in the village reservoir at the foot of the Kalas Kumpang hill in the Manjau Village Forest, also dried up. Water that should be abundant in this reservoir is now allegedly flowing to the canals of oil palm plantations and no longer wet peatlands around the village forest.