18 January 2016 Indonesia
An Intact Forest Landscapes (IFL) is a territory within today’s global extent of forest cover which contains forest and non-forest ecosystems minimally influenced by human economic activities, with an area of at least 500 km2 (50,000 hectare) and a minimal width of 10 km (measured as the diameter of a circle that is entirely inscribed within the boundaries of the territory) as defined by the World Resources Institute.
06 January 2016 Indonesia
Forests are another land where people can live in harmony; a place that can be called “home”. But a dying message has been sent from the forests – also from the Indonesian forest, telling us that it continues to degrade, to face serious threats and to drastically change its forest cover. Between 2009 and 2013, Indonesia has lost 4.6 million ha of forest area and now the remaining area is only about 82 million ha (Forest Watch Indonesia, 2014). The number will continue to shrink if we don’t do anything to save the remaining.
01 December 2015 Indonesia
Jakarta Post, 23 November 2015 - Once again, catastrophic forest and land fires in Indonesia have become a hot issue in the national and international press. Haze from Sumatra to Papua has been creating massive problems in Indonesia and in its neighbouring countries.
12 November 2015 Indonesia
Many issues related to social forestry are hot topics nowadays in Indonesia due to the announcement of the administration of President Joko Widodo to distribute 12.7 million of land to indigenous people and to re-distribute 9 million hectares of agriculture land (Land Allocated for Agrarian Reform/TORA). 4.1 million hectares to be distributed will derive from state forest areas. Criticism and many questions have arisen since the announcement, giving the opportunity to various parties to share their enthusiasm and contribute with their critical thinking to address the issues at stake.
21 September 2015 Indonesia
The fourteenth World Forestry Congress (WFC), which was held in Durban, Republic of South Africa, from 7-11 September, had as key theme ‘Forest and People: Investing Sustainable Future’. Interestingly, the theme resembled the eighth WFC held in Jakarta (16-28 October 1978) which had the key theme: Forests for People.
19 August 2015 Indonesia
Ideas for community based forest management (CBFM) have emerged since the 1970s, but movements to support it in Indonesia, mainly by NGOs, began in 1995. After a long journey of struggle to convince various parties, finally the ideas have fallen in fertile soil under the current government.