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Agency to restore over 800 thousand hectares of peatland areas

Agency to restore over 800 thousand hectares of peatland areas

Two months after its establishment, the Indonesia Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) has claimed that it is now initiating on-field activities to restore over 800 thousand hectares (ha) of peatland areas spread across four districts. “The (restoration) cost is estimated to reach Rp12 million per ha for five years,” BRG Head Nazir Foead informed the press here, Thursday.
The World Bank and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) had estimated the restoration cost to reach between Rp6 million to Rp36 million per ha, he remarked.


Tugas Berat Memberdayakan Desa

Tugas Berat Memberdayakan Desa

Dari 74.754 desa di Indonesia baru 12.300 desa (16,4%) yang mampu mengidentifikasi potensi ekonomi dan mendirikan badan usaha milik desa (Kemendesa: 2016). Potensi desa justru dikuasai oleh pihak di luar desa. Penguasaan hutan oleh kalangan swasta didominasi oleh 531 pemegang konsesi yang tersebar di 31.951 desa (Center for International Forestry Research/CIFOR, 2004).  Perusahaan ini menguasai 35,8 juta hectare hutan, sementara perhutanan sosial yang dikelola masyarakat hanya 646.476 hektare.


Massive wildfire rips through Congo rainforest – is logging to blame?

Massive wildfire rips through Congo rainforest – is logging to blame?

In late January and early March, a huge fire ripped through the forests of the Republic of Congo. Satellite data show it totaled more than 15,000 hectares (150 square kilometers), making the fire one of the largest ever observed in Central Africa’s rainforests. Fai Collins, Communications Officer for the Center of International Forestry Research (CIFOR) told Mongabay that logging road-induced fires are “not common in the region.” Collins said paths are cleared along roads in areas where the fire risk is high to remove flammable debris and reduce the risk of fire.


Greenpeace launches real-time digital map to monitor Indonesian forest fires

Greenpeace launches real-time digital map to monitor Indonesian forest fires

International environmental group Greenpeace on Wednesday launched its self-developed online map, providing real-time monitoring on agricultural fires in Indonesia. Indonesia has been suffering from the agricultural fire for a long time. Last year, about 2 million hectares of forest and farmland across the archipelago were devastated by fire, according to data released by the Center for International Forestry Research.


Nazir: Restorasi Gambut Perlu 500-3.000 Dolar AS

Nazir: Restorasi Gambut Perlu 500-3.000 Dolar AS

Kepala Badan Restorasi Gambut (BRG) Nazir Foead menyebutkan perkiraan dana yang diperlukan untuk mengembalikan keadaan lahan gambut dari kerusakan adalah sekitar 500 hingga 3.000 dolar AS untuk setiap hektarenya. Perhitungan biaya merestorasi dengan nilai 500 dolar AS per ha, kata Nazir, berasal dari lembaga Bank Dunia (World Bank). Sedangkan untuk senilai 3.000 dolar AS, berasal dari lembaga Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).


Can Indonesia’s forest fires be put out for good?

Can Indonesia’s forest fires be put out for good?

When the fires restarted this year, Henry Purnomo, a scientist who works at the Centre for International Forestry Resarch (CIFOR), an organisation which works closely with the government, said Indonesia was employing some of its best fire-prevention efforts to date. He says while the fires are not yet very big “we will need to move fast to suppress those fires burning now”.


Local governments lack funds for peatland restoration

Local governments lack funds for peatland restoration

The central government has instructed local governments to intensify their peatland restoration programs, but has not allocated funds from the state budget, leaving them seriously short of funds for the program. “The cost of restoration is not cheap. There are two estimations — the World Bank said it would require US$500 per hectare and CIFOR said $3,000 per hectare to restore the peatland over five years, while the government estimates it will take something between that,” BRG chairman Nazir Foead told thejakartapost.com.


Antara Mafia Karhutla dan Kebiasaan Warga Membakar Lahan

Antara Mafia Karhutla dan Kebiasaan Warga Membakar Lahan

Ungkapan Center for International Forestry Reseach (CIFOR) dengan Dansatgas Siaga Darurat Karhutla Provinsi Riau Brigjen TNI Nurendi menarik diperbandingkan. Cifor mengutarakan hal yang berbau mafia lahan dan luluhlantaknya hutan lindung Riau sebagai penyebab Karhutla, sedangkan Brigjen Nurendi menyebut budaya membakar masyarakat yang sulit dihilangkan. CIFOR ”menembak” para mafia yang notabene bermodal (yang sebenarnya telah lama terendus tapi sulit dibuktikan), sedangkan Brigjen Nurendi mempersoalkan kalangan masyarakat menengah sampai bawah yang terbiasa sejak lama membuka lahan dengan cara membakar.



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