The Forest Scribe

Commodities Behind Tree Cover Loss in SE Asia: Global Forest Watch

Global tree cover loss reached record highs in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and in Southeast Asia,…

Draft Omnibus Law Will Not Drop Environmental Analysis Requirement: Official

An official from the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy said that unlike what a number of…

Local Wisdom Only, Not Enough to Conserve Forests

Although local wisdom could help ensure the survival and conservation of natural forests, it alone would…

APP Sinar Mas Helicopter Helps Extinguish Ground Fires in Riau’s Siak District

In line with its commitment to assist communities around its industrial timber estates, APP Sinar Mas…

Indonesia Wants to Push for More Even FLEGT Acceptance Within EU Member Countries

Even though the European Union already recognized Indonesia’s Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK) as meeting its…

SVLK, A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Timber Legality

Long known as a country of rampant illegal logging, Indonesia now has a timber legality verification…

Despite Being a Step Ahead, Indonesia’s Wood Product Exports to EU Still Lag Behind

Indonesia is the first country to export legally harvested timber and wood products to the European…

WALHI Rejects Draft Omnibus Laws, Wants Govt to Comply with higher 2001 Resolution

Friends of the Earth Indonesia (WALHI) on Wednesday (29/1) called on the government to drop plans…

Environmental Watchdog Wants Govt to Conduct Comprehensive Review of All Concessions

Environmental watchdog Friends of the Earth Indonesia (WALHI) on Wednesday (29/1) called on the government to…

A Throwback to Suharto days with journalist’s detention in Central Kalimantan

This article was first published in The Palm Scribe, a sister website. Reading news reports on…