Press Release/Position Paper

Three Years of FLEGT License: Without Integrity, Agenda of Forestry Governance Improvement through SVLK Would be Slow

Jakarta,
17 November 2019. The Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT) License
has been implemented for three (3) years since first established in November
2016. Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) and other independent
monitoring organizations argue that though in general FLEGT-VPA is
well-implemented, problems still exist such as
illegal logging, dispute and conflict on boundary, deforestation, and abuse of
forest …

Integrity of Forest Management Must Be Improved for the Sustainability of Ecosystem Function

Bogor, 08 November 2019. A report from the Independent Forest
Monitoring Network (JPIK) titled – PHPL: From Legality to Sustainability –
exposed challenges of sustainability on Sustainable Production Forest
Management (S-PHPL)-certified Timber Forest Product Utilization Business Permit
on Natural Forest (IUPHHK-HA) concession. It is threatened by coal mining and
palm oil plantation activities, and forest fires.

Issue
on overlapping land …

Forcing financial institutions to be held responsible for forest and land fires

Forest and land fires that still occur every year, especially in Sumatra and Kalimantan, and land conflicts with communities indicate that many things still need to be corrected by the Government of Indonesia so that the use of palm oil as a fuel source for biodiesel must come from sources that are managed sustainably …