The Forest Scribe

Madani Welcomes Lower Deforestation Rate for 2019-2020, Calls for Better Protection of Secondary Forests

The Madani Berkelanjutan Foundation is welcoming the government’s success in lowering Indonesia’s deforestation rate by 75…

AIDenvironment Names Industrial Timber Group as Indonesia’s Top Deforester

AIDenvironment, a non-profit consultancy on sustainability, has named the Nusantara Fiber Group operating in Indonesia’s Kalimantan…

Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Helps Restore South Sumatran Peat Forests

A unique collaboration between many stakeholders, including timber company, NGOs, academics, research institutions and local administration…

Cattle Tops List of Commodities Behind Global Tree Cover Loss: WRI

A new analysis World Resources Institute (WRI) is showing that just seven agricultural commodities accounted for…

Indonesian Forest Loss may have declined for a fourth consecutive year in I2020: GFW

Global Forest Watch (GFW), pending the upcoming release of its 2020 tree cover loss data, is…

What is Agroforestry

Agroforestry is now increasingly cited as one of the solutions to deforestation and the conversion of…

Indonesia Deploys Police to Safeguard Usage of Forests

The head of the Indonesian national police, General Idham Azis, has issued orders for police chiefs…

Jokowi Hands Over 2,929 Social Forestry Licenses to 651,000 families

President Joko Widodo has symbolically handed over 2,929 social forestry licenses covering an area totaling 3,442,000…

Sinar Mas Program Recognized as Contributing to Forest and Ground Fire Prevention  

The Village (DMPA) program of palm oil company Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food has received a…

Omnibus Law Opens the Door to Legalization of Various Concessions in Forests

The Omnibus law was among other aimed at resolving the long-dragging problem of plantation concessions in…