Case Study: Mangrove Ecosystem in Balikpapan Bay East Kalimantan Mangroves are an ecosystem that occupies the coastal area and small islands in Indonesia. It has a prominent role in mitigating global climate change, and its existence needs to be protected. So far, governance for the mangrove ecosystem has not been handled properly, not well planned, and not involving the cross-sectoral…

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Starting from a shared awareness to do “mutual repentance”, we conducted this research. Socioeconomic and agrarian perspectives have their limits, so do spatial and investigative perspectives, although both have their respective advantages. Then, Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI) activists invited Sajogyo Institute to collaborate on a joint action, ‘gang up’ to do real things for the people of Papua (native Papuans) and the…

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Di tengah situasi pandemi Covid-19 yang memprihatinkan ini. Pemerintah Daerah dan DPRD Provinsi Kalimantan Timur justru bersikeras melahirkan Perda RZWP3K Kaltim yang akan merampas ruang hidup masyarakat pesisir dan merusak bentang pesisir dan laut. Pansus menargetkan menyelesaikan pembahasan pada tgl 16 juni 2020 dan segera mengesahkan menjadi Perda. Koalisi Masyarakat Sipil untuk Keadilan Pesisir dan Pulau Kecil memiliki catatan penting…

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Many people might think that there is a great mistake since the beginning of this Republic on what Central Government has ever done to Papua and its peoples. Something like stereotyping Papuans as a “primitive” society, over-reducing the problem of the Papuan people always on just economic matters only (ahistorical approach), and overgeneralizing problems in Papua with just one treatment…

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SPATIAL INFORMATION ALTERNATIVES “an urge to be more disclosed” Cultivation Rights Title is one among legal protections granted by the state for a piece of land given to parties, either individually or collectively, and / or a legal entity. State authority in distributing HGU was part of constitutional mandate in regards of regulating and governing land affairs, which in turn will bring…

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“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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_Balikpapan Bay

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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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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