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Campaign: Preventing illegal logging on the state forest areas in Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan

 

2018 12 Campaign preventing illegal logging Kapuas Hulu Moritz Zetzmann

In December 2018 the Forest Management Unit (FMU) of Kapuas Hulu Timur in West Kalimantan and FORCLIME conducted a campaign to prevent illegal logging and by this means contribute to the protection of local forests. It is among the important tasks of Indonesian Forest Management Units to inform the rural population about forest utilisation right issues and the prohibition of illegal logging in forest areas in order to avoid deforestation and unsustainable forest management practices.

Therefore, the FMU Kapuas Hulu Timur set up information panels with information about illegal logging prevention in the immediate vicinity of the village administration offices and a strategic points like road junctions in 10 villages of Putussibau Selatan and Kalis counties. Thus primarily local communities should be invited to apply for a licence for wood cutting and processing and to stop unlawful logging activities.

Before this activity FMU Kapuas Hulu Timur identified 10 priories villages within its area of responsibility based on field surveys conducted in 2018. The FMU and FORCLIME also arranged close cooperation with relevant village leaders to ensure a positive response from the population.

Further campaigns in other counties are planned for 2019 as well as dissemination of information about forest utilisation rights, illegal logging and deforestation issues on occasion of general village meetings with local communities.

For more information, please contact:
Moritz Zetzmann, Adviser for forest management unit, Kapuas Hulu

Created: Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Scientific publication: Current achievements to reducing deforestation in Kalimantan

The Directorate for Forest Resources Inventory and Monitoring (IPSDH) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in collaboration with FORCLIME has published an article in the Indonesian Journal of Geography (IJG) titled “Current achievements to reducing deforestation in Kalimantan” (IJG Vol. 50 No 2 December 2018). The paper analyses gross deforestation rates and emissions from deforestation in the five provinces of the island of Kalimantan which occurred in the time after 2012, i.e. 2013 until 2015, and puts them in relation to the average annual deforestation and emission rates of each province in the historic reference period 1990-2012, which is the baseline defined in the Indonesian Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL).

The results show a mixed picture: The overall linear trends of gross deforestation and emission rates in Kalimantan are pointing downwards (see Fig. 1) but with considerable annual fluctuations particularly in the recent past. However, the developments in reducing emissions from deforestation vary greatly between the five Kalimantan provinces, as it is to be expected due to their different biogeophysical and economic settings, logging histories and initial and remaining forest resources. While South, Central and East Kalimantan have a linear downward trend in the long term and thus seem to be on a good way in terms of reducing deforestation, West and North Kalimantan show a rather bad performance in terms of reducing deforestation. Nevertheless, the actual emissions from deforestation accumulated since 1990 are barely below the Business-As-Usual (BAU) scenario (see Fig. 2). This shows that the overall efforts across all five Kalimantan provinces were up to now not sufficient to achieve significant emission reductions compared to the projected BAU scenario.

Fig. 1: Annual average emission rates for the island of Kalimantan (red bars) with FREL (black dashed line) and the linear trend of the annual emissions (red dotted line).

 

Fig. 2: Cumulative emissions from deforestation in Kalimantan. Historical emissions from the historical reference period (1990-2012) are displayed in green, the BAU for the projection period (2013-2020) in yellow and the actual emissions in 2013, 2014 and 2015 in red

 

For more information, please contact:
Stephanie Wegscheider, Development Advisor GIS/Remote Sensing

Created: Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Second award on gender mainstreaming for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry: Anugerah Parahita Ekapraya

The Minister for Environment and Forestry (KLHK), Dr. Siti Surbaya, received the 2018 gender mainstreaming award, the Anugerah Parahita Ekapraya (APE), which was handed over by the Vice President on 19 December 2018 at the Vice President's Palace, Jakarta. The Government honours the award to ministries/institutions that have shown a commitment to mainstream gender equality and empowerment of women into their programmes and activities, created innovations in the implementation of gender equality and assist on Gender Mainstreaming to other ministries/institutions and local governments. There are four categories of APE, namely Pratama, Madya, Utama, and Mentor. In 2018, the KLHK received the highest category, the Mentor. In 2016 the Ministry of Environment and Forestry received the Utama category. In addition to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the 2018 APE Mentor was also given to the National Planning and Development agency (Bappenas), the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Affairs.

One of the differences between Utama and Mentor categories is that KLHK has developed innovations on activities implemented at site levels in the districts: Agam (West Sumatra), Waingapu (East Nusa Tenggara), and in the demonstration areas of FORCLIME. Since 2013, FORCLIME consistently has supported gender mainstreaming activities at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and will continue to provide support to the Ministry’s Gender Mainstreaming Working Group.

For more information, please contact:
M. Rayan, Gender Focal Point, Advisor Crosscutting Issues & Conflict Management
Wandojo Siswanto, Strategic Area Manager for Forestry Policy

Created: Thursday, 20 December 2018