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Ministry Seeks to Extend Forest Moratorium by Two Years

  Indonesia's Environment and Forestry Ministry wants to extend a moratorium on issuing new licences to use primary forest and peatland in the Southeast Asian...

Indonesian Forestry Industry in Crisis: The Looming Political Disaster for Jokowi

  The Indonesian forestry industry, much like the rest of the country, is slithering into crisis. Although commodities are somewhat recovering, the political future is uncertain. Some...

Indigenous Lands ‘Critical’ to Forest Protection in Peru, Biodiversity Maps Show

  Maps detailing the diversity of tree communities in Peru show that, while some forest types are well-protected, others are not. In addition, indigenous lands...

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...

New Genus Created for Arboreal Toads in Indonesia

  The genus was created to fit two new species researchers described in the Southeast Asian country. A group of researchers in Indonesia has created a...

Guatemala Issues Red Alert As National Parks Burn

  Officials say a spate of high fire activity in the Maya Biosphere Reserve is likely due to human activity. The Guatemalan government issued a red...

Rare Barking Deer Photographed in Vietnam

  Camera trap survey has photographed the critically endangered giant barking deer in Lang Biang Biosphere Reserve in south-central Vietnam. The extremely rare giant muntjac is...

Governments Must Do More to Help Companies End Deforestation in Commodities Supply Chains, Companies...

  As commitments to clean up commodities supply chains, often referred to as Zero Deforestation Commitments, have proliferated, they’ve also been the subject of much...

Singapore Lauds Indonesia’s Efforts in Handling Forest Fires

  Countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are contributing to achieving a smoke-free zone by 2020, and Indonesia has taken countermeasures to...

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...
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