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  • Appeal Rejected, The Ministry of Environment and Forestry to Be Sued Openly

    Jakarta, 26 August 2015. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) was sued upon the demand to implement Law No. 14 of 2008 on public information disclosure. The decision was recited by the Presiding Judge in Jakarta State Administration Court (PTUN) in the proceeding between the Ministry of Environment and

  • Sugar Cane Expansion Continues, Aru Islands Community’s Lives Threatened Once Again
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    Bogor, 22 June 2015. The government is deemed to have committed public deception regarding clearing for sugar cane plantation in Aru Islands. Statement from the Minister of Agriculture, Amran Sulaiman, as quoted by thejakartapost.com on 18 June 2015, explains that the government has prepared three sites covering 500,000 ha for

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  • The Management of Perkumpulan FWI 2015-2018
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    Dear fellow of FWI and environmentalists, … We are glads to inform you that FWI’s meeeting have been conducted on Tuesday (June 16th, 2015). As the highest decision-making forum in this organization, the members meeting has formulated and set some strategic decisions in the context of the sustainability of the

  • Book Review of State of the Indonesian Forest Report 2009-2013
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    The book entitled State of Indonesian Forest Report 2009-2013 has been compiled based on information on forest cover as a results of interpretation of satellite images and maps of terrestrial, elaborated with the data and the official report of the government and institutions of environmentalists. We are aware that there

  • Launching State of the Forest Indonesia 2009-2013
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    The book entitled State of Indonesian Forest condition is based on information on forest cover interpretation of satellite imagery results and maps terrestrial, elaborated with data and official reports from the state and of the institutions environmentalists. Although aware that there are major challenges in the process of collecting the

  • Forest Governance: the Lack of Law and Policy Enforcement

    Forest Watch Indonesia | 2013. The case of forests destruction in Indonesia are still ongoing. Clearing of natural forests through illegal activities in May 2013 in Sorong and Raja Ampat, West Papua Province uncovered. A case involving the member of police officer, Aiptu Labora Sitorus is just one of the

  • Stacking the Stone, Learning from the Ciptagelar Forests
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    A few months ago, Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI) has been connected with an indigenous group who manage their customary territory in the Southern Banten, namely Kasepuhan Ciptagelar. In essence, Kasepuhan Ciptagelar asks FWI’s assistance to document and map out their customary land. However, ability to work with map (in FWI)

  • Wealthy Mandors on top of Villagers Disappointment
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    The story is taken from my personal experience in the past. When I was a little boy, I live with my parents in a small village by the teak forests. Gunungsari is the name of our village, which is administratively located in the regency of Ngawi, East Java. Like most

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