“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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Civil Society Coalition Press ReleaseTwo Years of Presidential Instruction on Palm Oil Moratorium:Government Needs to “Step on the Gas” to Improve Palm Oil Governance [Jakarta, 20 September 2020] September 2020, Presidential Instruction (Inpres) Policy No. 8 of 2018 concerning Postponement and Evaluation of Oil Palm Plantation Permits and Increasing Productivity of Oil Palm Plantations, or what is known as the…

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East Kalimantan is one of the provinces with rich forest resources and diversity of flora and fauna including marine biodiversity. Balikpapan Bay is one of the important seascapes in East Kalimantan. From ecological standpoint, the bay has high biodiversity as it is where rivers from three districts/cities (i.e. North Penajam Paser District, Kutai Kartanegara District, and Balikpapan City) empty to.…

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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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In recent times, the issue of Papua has returned to the public. Through the momentum of the death of George Floyd, an American citizen of African descent. The hashtag #Blacklivematters is considered to raise awareness to stop racism against black people, including what happens to Indigenous Papuans. For anyone who is following the current developments in Papua, of course these…

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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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