JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia has cut back its planned transfer of state forests to local communities this year by half - an area twice the size of Los Angeles - because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
JAKARTA, July 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia's
plans to cut red tape to attract investment could lead to an
increase in forest clearing and fires, environmentalists warned
on Wednesday, as lawmakers continued to debate the measures
ahead of a scheduled recess this week.
KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global efforts to stop the destruction of tropical forests have faltered so far largely because poor understanding of the value of preserving them has led to weak political will - a barrier that may be overcome with stronger evidence of their benefits.
DENPASAR, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Jangat Pico, a member of the Orang Rimba indigenous people who live on Indonesia's Sumatra island, was reluctant to say the name of the new coronavirus when he heard it for the first time.
DENPASAR, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia has rowed back on plans to weaken rules for the timber products it exports, as green groups warned the proposed move would have undermined international efforts to combat illegal logging and deforestation.
DENPASAR, Indonesia/NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For more than two decades, M Khairi spent his days working as a park guide, accompanying a steady trickle of tourists keen to trek across the lush forests of western Indonesia or spot an endangered orangutan.