Press Release/Position Paper

Deforestation and Social Conflict Keep Happening, Indonesian Government has to Strengthen Sustainability System of Forest Management

Jakarta, February 28th 2018. FWI presented in three periods North Sumatera, East Kalimantan, and North Maluku had lost 718.000 hectare of their natural forest. Every hours, natural forest as big as 42 times of soccer field had gone on those three provinces. JPIK assessment to 296 Sustainable Production Forest Management (PHPL) IUIPHHK-HA (Logging Concession) and HT (Timber Concession) certificates found that 197 of permit holders had bad scored on production aspects. These findings generated a big question toward the sustainability of forest management practice and will impact to the slow problem solving of forest management nowadays, especially in social and ecological aspects. 

Forests and Peat Burns, Sebangau National Park Becomes Palm Oil Plantantions.

The latest report on the Network of Independent Forestry Monitors (JPIK) – the Loss of Our Forests and Peatlands – reveals systematic and extensive encroachment, as well as illegal logging within the Sebangau National Park (Sebangau National Park) reaching up to the rehabilitation zone and jungle zone.

JPIK’s repeated monitoring from the end of 2016 to the beginning of 2018 found that forests and peatlands had been converted and burned for oil palm plantations in Tangkiling and Marang, Bukit Batu District in Palangkaraya, one of the Sebangau National Park management areas. JPIK also found that illegal logging took place within the national park which was allegedly supplied to the local timber industry in Central Kalimantan.

The Government is Strongly Suggested To Amend The ISPO Certification System

The Civil Society Coordination Forum (FKMS)  suggest on the Government to improving the ISPO immediately and fix the substance of the draft Presidential Regulation (Perpres) on the Sustainable Palm Oil Certification System (ISPO) and improve its drafting process to be more transparent and participatory before the draft regulation was passed. FKMS considers that the …

Position Paper; 2 Years of Implementation of the FLEGT License, Credibility and Accountability of the Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK) Must Be Enhanced

Indonesian civil society groups recommend to the Government of Indonesia, the European Union, Certification Institutions and business actors in the forestry and trade sectors to increase transparency, increase supervision and law enforcement, review licensing, increase and improve SVLK as a system, as well as Europe Union as timber importir from Indonesia must ensure effective …

Deforestation and social conflict continue to occur, the government must strengthen the forest management sustainability system

Photo Source: JPIK Book

Jakarta, February 28, 2018. FWI explained in three periods, natural forests in North Sumatra, East Kalimantan and North Maluku, had lost 718 thousand hectares. Every hour, 42 times the soccer field, natural forest is lost in the three provinces. The JPIK study of 296 certificates of Sustainable Production Forest Management (PHPL) …