The Forest Scribe

2020 Local Elections Crucial for Environmental Sustainability

The 2020 regional elections which will be held simultaneously in 270 regions throughout  Indonesia on December…

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…

Prevention, Peat, Focus of Indonesia’s Forest and Ground Fire Handling in 2020

The focus of government efforts in preventing and handling forest and ground fires in Indonesia this…

A lot of Homeworks Remain in Monetizing Carbon and Environmental services in Indonesia

Although the government fully recognized the huge economic potential presented by environmental services, including in carbon…

Indonesian Forest Day Festival,  A Momentum to Build Public Awareness

On 7 August 2020, more than 100 communities and organizations gathered together and organized the first…

Strengthening and Empowerment of Communities the Way to Halt Forest Fires

Indonesia has been plagued by devastating annual forest and ground fires that have laid waste to…

Economic Stimulus Targets, Key for “Better Normal” Era

The targeting of the government’s economic stimulus targets required careful handling as their impact would be…

Ministry Levels Multiple Charges against Forest Destroyer 

For the first time, investigators from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry have charge is seeking…

Village Facilitator, an Important Cog in Slash and Burn Eradication

Toni Saputra may just be a small-scale catfish farmer in a village in Riau province, but…

Peat Still Warrants Attention in This Year’s Forest and Ground Fires: Madani

An environmental watchdog is finding that almost half of the forest and ground fires that hit…