Indigenous peoples of the Papua region have been experiencing a lot of injustice for a long time. This is including injustice to access truthful information, especially about the condition of the forests, land, and development programs. This injustice of information brings indigenous peoples into situations where they suffer losses and caught in a weak position in the conflicts of natural…

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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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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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In these times of distress amid this Covid-19 pandemic, the East Kalimantan Province Government and Parliament are instead pushing to pass the Provincial Bill on Coastal Zone and Small Island Zonation Plan (RZWP3K) that will seize the living space of coastal communities and destroy coastal and seascapes. The Special Committee is aiming to hold a hearing on 16 June 2020…

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Forest Management Unit (FMU) is the spearhead of forest management at the site level in the Republic of Indonesia. Conceptually, the presence of FMU replaces the portion of forest management from forest administrator to forest manager. Thus, it is expected to be able to solve the problems that have been collided among actors (society, country, company). For example, the overlapping…

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