Rainforest Conservation May Be Aimed at The Wrong Places, Study Finds

  As the earth gets warmer, nations are putting their hope in tropical rainforests. Located along the equatorial belt of the planet, scientists estimate tropical...

Connectivity and Coexistence Key to Orangutan Survival on Croplands

  Scientists are finding that orangutans can utilize some human-disturbed croplands, including mature oil palm plantations — just so long as human-orangutan conflicts are prevented. Critically...

Indonesia: Calls for firing forestry minister Siti Norbaiti increase

  Environment and Forestry Minister, Siti Nurbaya Bakar deemed she does perform well in dealing with  European Union countries which plan to boycott Indonesian forestry...

Astra Agro Approves Final Dividend Payment, Appoints New President Director

  Shareholders of Astra Agro Lestari, an agriculture unit of diversified conglomerate Astra International, approved a final dividend payment of Rp 900 billion ($67.7 million),...

Indonesian Parliament: New EU peat regulation has negative domino effect

  Much to the delight of the foreign NGOs the new EU peat swamp regulations is triggering a trade war and sours bilateral relationships between...

Malaysia Palm Planters Face Labor Shortage as Indonesia Workers Stay Away

  Malaysian palm oil planters say they are bracing for a severe labor shortage, with workers who typically stream over the border from neighboring Indonesia...

Despite Being Despised, Govt Should Support Palm Oil Industry

  Indonesia is the second largest global palm oil producer after Malaysia and some other African countries. Palm oil economic value worth USD 18.1 billion...

EU Palm Oil Restrictions Risk Sparking Trade Spat

  The European Parliament is set to back a ban on use of palm oil for biofuels, in a bid to protect rainforests, but exporters...

Indonesian government caught APP red-handed

  Three top officials from the Indonesian Ministry of the Environment and Forestry have caught red-handed the first perpetrator of peat violations since the issuance...

Greenpeace: Indonesian government accuses NGO’s creating fake news

  A press release posted on the Greenpeace website (Mar 29) claims that an unannounced inspection by the Indonesian Ministry of the Environment and Forestry of logging concession PT...
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