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2001, 2022

JPIK Newsletter 17th Edition “The Monitor”

     It has been two years since the Covid-19 pandemic has changed almost the entire fabric of life, from the way we interact with others to the way we survive. The Covid-19 pandemic has put pressure on economic and social conditions in Indonesia and has warned us about the damage to the relationship between humans and nature. The pandemic is a warning, if we don’t take care of our forests and biodiversity, we don’t take care of ourselves. Because when we talk about nature, we are talking about forests, and when we talk about forests we are also [...]

1404, 2021

JPIK Newsletter 16th Edition “The Monitor”

    The Covid-19 pandemic that hit the world impact human’s activities, including forest monitoring activities. Forest monitoring activities are hampered due to the Big Scale Social Limitation (PSBB) in Indonesia. Regular meetings that held often, face-to-face, must shift to the virtual method. It includes the National Meeting conducted by the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) on 21 January 2021. Moreover, Indonesia is not only facing the Covid-19 pandemic but also busy with the deliberation of the Job Creation Omnibus Law Draft Bill (RUU CK) which have been passed as Law No.11 the Year 2020 on Job Creation. In this [...]

2007, 2020

JPIK Newsletter 15th Edition “The Monitor”

  Permits for the forestry industry are getting easier to be obtained through Draft Omnibus Bill on Job Creation, which claimed to create a just and prosperous society. Abolishment of the coop; exclusion of individual, local, and indigenous communities’ permits; access to forest resources that can be obtained only through collaboration with State-Owned Business Enterprises, and other private companies; are contrary to create a just and prosperous society. In line with it, the Minister of Trade Regulation No. 15 the Year 2020 has been revoked and the previous rule, Minister of Trade Regulation Number 84/M-DAG/PER/12/2016 on Provision of Export of [...]

2011, 2019

JPIK Newsletter 14th Edition “The Monitor”

  Monitoring activities need qualified human resources with integrity, so that monitoring of the Timber Legality Assurance System (SVLK) can be well-implemented. Training on monitoring for local/ indigenous communities has been conducted by Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) from August to September 2019, joined by local and indigenous communities in 8 provinces in Indonesia. Those provinces were selected based on its high potentials of illegal logging activities and distribution of total timber processing industries with export and domestic scales. Furthermore, monitoring at the upstream industry, especially in East Java Province conducted by PPLH Mangkubumi/ JPIK East Java. It found a [...]

2607, 2019

JPIK Newsletter 13th Edition “The Monitor”

  The Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS) has been mandatorily implemented since 2009 in Indonesia. It aims to improve forestry governance and trade. With this new policy, illegal logging and illegal timber trade are expected to stop. In December 2018 to February 2019, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) have seized more than 400 containers of processed timber in Surabaya and Makassar. The Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) continues to monitor those cases and hope that it can serve as lessons for the Government of Indonesia (GoI) and related stakeholders to prevent similar cases happen in the future. We [...]

3004, 2019

JPIK Newsletter 12th Edition “The Monitor”

    On this “The Monitor” 12th edition newsletter, we share various information on progress and improvement of forest management in Indonesia. In last December 2018, the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (IMFN) as one of Indonesia representatives was invited to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) meeting in Bangkok. It was a commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day. IMFN participates to fight forest crimes and corruption through independent monitoring. Since last year, the Law Enforcement (Gakkum) of Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) improves their intensity to combat illegal timber trading. In December 2018, for example, Gakkum MoEF confiscated total [...]

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