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 hundreds of cases that demonstrate lack of oversight and enforcement in this country.(1) Currently the case of bintara police fat account owner up to Rp 1.5 trillion, is handled by the Jayapura District Court. Many people doubt the case can be resolved with appropriate penalties, and a growing perception in the community. when a case happened to members of the …;

Palm Oil Threats: Deforestation and Peat Land Degradation in Central Kalimantan

Posted on March 31st, 2007 in Brief Notes For the last two decades palm oil has been one of the fastest growing commodities in Indonesia. According to the Director General of Plantations, palm oil plantation area has increased from 1.1 million ha in 1990 to 6.1 million ha in 2006. The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) states that up to 2007 palm oil plantation area has now reached 6.3 million ha. On average there are 260 thousand ha of new palm oil plantation every year.