07 May 2019 / EoF External Publications / KAMH
To create at least some form of transparency on the issue and evaluate the restoration performance by both HTI concession holders and government in the country’s top peat province of Riau during the 3 years the President had asked for, EoF surveyed HTI concessions with drones and on the ground between July and December 2018.
The HTI concessions surveyed covered 12% (149,142 ha) of the peatlands mapped as Protection Function Peat Ecosystems (FLEG) by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) inside concessions affiliated with Asia Pulp & Paper/Sinar Mas Group (APP/SMG) and APRIL/Royal Golden Eagle group (APRIL/RGE). The concessions surveyed also covered 6% (167,810 ha) of all FLEG areas in Riau Province, which has the largest area of FLEG in the country. The objective of the monitoring was to evaluate the pulp & paper giants, APP/SMG and APRIL/RGE, and the MoEF’s own compliance with and progress in implementing Indonesian government regulations on peat protection and restoration.
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