Oil Palm Concessions in Forest Areas on Sumatra Island

Oil Palm Concessions in Forest Areas on Sumatra Island

The rapid increase that occurred in Indonesia in palm oil production was almost exclusively through land expansion in the region reaching 92 percent, rather than intensification and increase in production. Land available for agricultural expansion began to be scarce on the islands of Java and Sumatra, the Government expanded oil palm plantations in Kalimantan and ...
Determination of Customary Forests and Breakthrough Conflict Resolution

Determination of Customary Forests and Breakthrough Conflict Resolution

December 30, 2016 and important milestones in forest governance were again noted by the Jokowi government. At the end of last year 13,122 hectares of customary forests were set by the government. This stipulation is an important breakthrough in the process of recognizing customary forests, after the Constitutional Court’s decision about the matter of customary ...
The IKM’s view of SVLK implementation

The IKM’s view of SVLK implementation

The enactment of the SVLK in mandatory in 2009 and implemented in 2010 clearly had a good impact on the forestry industry, especially the furniture Small and Medium Industries (IKM) in the country. Since the SVLK was implemented in 2013, the export value of Indonesian wood products increased from USD10.4 billion to USD10.6 billion in ...
PT Merbau Pelalawan Lestari’s S-PHPL is Officially Revoked

PT Merbau Pelalawan Lestari’s S-PHPL is Officially Revoked

The decision of the Supreme Court (MA) case number 460 K / Pdt / 2016 dated August 18, 2016 has won an appeal from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) for PT Merbau Pelalawan Lestari (APRIL group) operating in Pelalawan Regency, Riau Province. The ruling stated that the defendant, PT Merbau Pelalawan Lestari (MPL) ...
Independent Monitors and Independent Certification Institutions Share Stories of SVLK Implementation

Independent Monitors and Independent Certification Institutions Share Stories of SVLK Implementation

The enactment of FLEGT License opens a new round of changes in forest governance in Indonesia. Recognition of the SVLK is a success and a challenge for Indonesia to be able to consistently implement SVLK in a credible and accountable manner. Indonesia must continue to work hard to maintain the credibility of the system by ...
FLEGT-VPA, Joint Commitment to Illegal Logging Mitigation

FLEGT-VPA, Joint Commitment to Illegal Logging Mitigation

The FLEGT-VPA agreement (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade – Voluntary Partnership Agreement) between the Republic of Indonesia and the European Union is in the context of implementation of a joint commitment to combat illegal logging and related trade and improve law enforcement and forest management through reorganization of trade mechanisms wood products between the ...