Recent news on Indonesian forest crimes, and related developments on NGO activities, company and government actions, changes to environmental rules, lawsuits and acquittals. Also features press releases and blog posts.
04 Sep 2006 / EoF News
Lack of governance,
Despite the officials in Riau claimed that hotspots detected by satellite has vanished, fires still occur inside Tesso Nilo forest on Monday as observed by WWF monitoring...
30 Aug 2006 / EoF Press Release
A Greenpeace team of investigators has discovered widespread destruction of Sumatra's ancient forests, caused by fires which are threatening to burn out of control.
28 Aug 2006 / EoF News
The Indonesian Government promised its neighboring countries that haze problem caused by forest and land fires will be tackled by 2 September. In Riau, police detained 58...
24 Aug 2006 / EoF News
Deputy Minister of Environment for Natural Conservation and Environmental Degradation Management, Masnellyarti Hilman, said in Balikpapan of East Kalimantan Thursday that...
23 Aug 2006 / EoF News
Air pollution in major Southeast Asian and Chinese cities ranks among the worst in the world and contributes to the deaths of about 500,000 people each year, said Michal...
21 Aug 2006 / EoF News
Inconvenience due to poor visibility and unhealthy condition caused by polluted haze alarmed South East Asia region again as forest fires raging in Sumatra –including...
14 Aug 2006 / EoF News
Pulp & paper,
Tesso Nilo, a proposed sanctuary for endangered Sumatran elephants, is under threat, as series of observation conducted by Forest Crime Unit of WWF-Indonesia Riau office...
10 Aug 2006 / EoF News
Indonesian authorities have vowed to take action against anyone setting fires and taken a series of other measures.
06 Aug 2006 / EoF Press Release
Several NGOs are calling on the Government to stop granting concessions for conversion and land clearing on peatlands, citing data that shows the major factor inciting...
01 Aug 2006 / EoF News
UK Biodiversity Minister Barry Gardiner said the 12-month project to develop a generic DNA-based method of identification, could revolutionise the application of...