Monthly Archives: luglio 2016

Peat: a new paper rejects claims that drainage of peatlands for plantations can be sustainable

A new policy brief by Wetlands International and Tropenbos International calls for a thorough science-based approach, instead of some of the currently widely applied policies and management models, which have insufficiently considered the issue of peatland subsidence. In 2015 Indonesia was … Continue reading

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Ministry begins law enforcement phase against major APRIL supplier

 As June entered its fourth week, Indonesia’s Ministry of the Environment and Forestry began the law enforcement phase with respect to the harvesting carried out by one of APRIL’s major suppliers, PT SRL, in acacia-planted blocks while the company’s permit suspension was still in … Continue reading

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Burning cases closed by police, environmentalists moan

An environmentalist group urged the Indonesian Police Chief to review performance of Riau Police Chief for closing 11 out of 18 cases of companies investigated of allegedly intentional burnings hitting the province last year.  At a press conference, Jikalahari (Riau … Continue reading

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Fires begin to appear en masse as Indonesia’s burning season gets going

Satellites on Wednesday recorded 145 fire-linked hotspots over Indonesia’s main western island of Sumatra, down from 245 on Sunday, according to the country’s disaster management agency. It’s a far cry from last year’s crisis, when thousands of forest and peatland fires raged … Continue reading

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