“Critical note about the loss of natural forests in Indonesia” Since the last few decades, natural forests in Indonesia have continued to experience serious deforestation (loss of natural forest cover) and have experienced a decline in both quantity and quality. The condition of natural forests in 2017 was an accumulation of weak forest governance that occurred from time to time.…

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  Until now, there is no comprehensive legal umbrella to ensure that the rights of indigenous peoples are fulfilled. The Draft Bill on Indigenous Peoples is expected to protect the existence and the rights of indigenous peoples, which has been discussed since 2009 and has not yet been passed.   In 2020, the People’s Representative Council (DPR) re-submit the draft…

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Bogor, 17 August 2020. During 75 years of independence, Indonesia has changed its government regime seven times and at the same time has lost natural forests of more than 23 million hectares or the equivalent of 75 times the area of ​​Yogyakarta Province. At least that area of ​​forest loss is a figure recorded in FWI from 2000-2017. Since then,…

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FWI’s input for the draft MOA on the Implementation of Sustainable Palm Oil Plantation Certification On March 13, 2020, President Joko Widodo issued Presidential Regulation No. 44 of 2020 concerning the Certification System for Sustainable Palm Oil Plantations in Indonesia. Through this policy, the government tries to perfect the implementation of the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil Plantation Certification System, which…

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Forests in Papua’s Bioregion are one of the last tropical rainforests in Eastern Indonesia. The Papua Bioregion region consists of Papua, West Papua and the Aru Islands. In fact, forests in the Papua Bioregion region have very high biodiversity. In fact, it is a habitat of typical Australian fauna species such as marsupial mammals and several bird species. The results…

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