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20 January 2014 Indonesia

Oil Palm Plantation: the Major Cause of Deforestation?

Oil palm plantation is often blamed as the major cause of forest loss and deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia. Deforestation, as well as other forms of land use change resulting from the development of new plantations, is also considered to be a large source of GHG emissions. These issues were addressed in two papers titled “Oil palm and land use change in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea” and “Historical CO2 emissions from land use and land use change from the oil palm industry in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea” published in November 2013 by the Working Group of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

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28 November 2013 Indonesia

Landscape Restoration Workshop in Lombok Island: Are we pledging for the Bonn Challenge? (5-6 December 2013)

Systemazing the implementation of rehabilitation, reclamation, and restoration of forests and lands to increase productivity and recover forest function for people’s well-being is the agenda of a workshop on landscape restoration in Lombok Island, 5-6 December 2013. A discussion forum will also address on implementation of restoration ecosystem (RE) in Indonesia, as well as its challenge and opportunities, and the possibility for Indonesia to book its commitment to pledge for the Bonn Challenge.

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04 April 2013 Indonesia

HCV Training: Social Impact Assessment & Management

Tropenbos International (TBI) Indonesia Programme will conduct a capacity building training on High Conservation Values (HCV) and Social Impact Assessment & Management (SIA) on 8-11 April in Yogyakarta, Central Java. The HCV training is the 8th of a training series on HCV aimed to increase human resources capacity in implementing best principals towards sustainable forest management. TBI Indonesia conducts this event in partnership with Instiper Yogyakarta, HCV-Network Indonesia, and Re.Mark Asia.

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04 March 2013 Indonesia

Sustainable management practice drives bigger demand for HCV training in Indonesia

In the last three years, more than 200 professionals have completed High Conservation Value (HCV) Assessment Trainings conducted by Tropenbos International (TBI) Indonesia and its partners. The number of participants has surged significantly and the latest training in Yogyakarta in November 2012 attracted over 60 participants from all over the country.

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31 August 2010 Indonesia

High Conservation Value assessment for the Kampar peninsula landscape

The 700,000-hectare Kampar Peninsula in Sumatra, Indonesia, is one of the largest peat deposits in the tropics. In the Kampar Peninsula, illegal logging, plantation development, migrant settlement, land clearing, and poorly constructed drainage canals in the periphery of the peninsula are slowly degrading the peatland ecosystem, even in the relatively well-protected central area. Significantly, degrading peatlands are one of the major sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world.

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