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Soldiers ordered to expel illegal loggers PDF Print E-mail

Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Medan | Wed, 03/02/2011 11:04 AM | The Archipelago

Bukit Barisan Military Commander Maj. Gen. Leo J.P. Siegers has ordered his men to arrest forest encroachers who have been operating in the Bukit Barisan protected forest in

North Sumatra.

Siegers said the Indonesian Military (TNI) was concerned by forest encroachment, which was growing further out of control in northern parts of North Sumatra.

Indonesia leads the world into the future PDF Print E-mail

Erik Solheim, Oslo | Tue, 02/22/2011 10:52 AM | Opinion The Jakarta Post

Tackling climate change can at times seem to be at odds with ensuring economic growth and alleviating poverty. I believe, however, that the only way to truly succeed with either of these goals is by striving to reach them all. Climate change, poverty, population growth, and food, water and energy insecurity are mutually reinforcing.

Reshaping regional autonomy PDF Print E-mail

Cecep Effendi and Sony Sjahril, Jakarta | Mon, 02/14/2011 10:00 AM | Opinion

The draft revision of Law No. 32/2004 on local government has finally been submitted to the President for his review and approval before being sent to the House of Representatives. The House has already allocated a 2011 deliberation agenda on the revision of Law No. 32/2004. Once it is approved by the government and the House, it will be Indonesia’s sixth local government law since the promulgation of Law No. 1/1945 on Local Government.

Community forestry impeded by officials: Report PDF Print E-mail

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sat, 02/26/2011 1:01 PM | National

Local administrations are preventing community forestry projects from being enacted and are instead awarding access to forests to businesses, a study reveals.

The Leiden-based Van Vollenhoven Institute (VVI) has released a report showing that by the end of 2010 the Forestry Ministry established 78,110 hectares of land for community forests. Regency
administrations have issued business permits for 29,680 hectares of that land.

NGOs Appeal To Govt to Enact Logging Moratorium PDF Print E-mail

NGOs Appeal To Govt to Enact Logging Moratorium
Fidelis E. Satriastanti | February 08, 2011 The Jakarta Globe

More than a month after it was supposed to have enacted a moratorium on new logging concessions, the government has still not complied, prompting environmental groups to demand immediate action.

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