(December 9, 2003) A major meeting this week in Palembang will examine the actions, government policies and industry practices needed to address Sumatra’s large and persistent peatland fire and smoke problems.
(November 04, 2003): The future of the world’s mahogany will receive some significant re-assurance this week when the findings of the world’s most comprehensive research into the sustainable mahogany management are released this week at a major workshop in Chetumal, Mexico.
(Bogor, Indonesia): The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) welcomes yesterday’s decision by the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) to include crimes against forests and the environment, such as illegal logging, in new amendments to existing anti-money laundering laws. The new legislation sends a clear signal to the world and more importantly, to big-time illegal loggers, of the Government’s seriousness in dealing with forest crime.
(Istana Bogor, 8 September 2003): President Megawati Soekarnoputri will today hand overtree seedlings to local and international schoolchildren in recognition of the importanceof Indonesia’s forests to future generations at the 10th Anniversary of the Center forInternational Forestry Research (CIFOR).
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (Monday, 23 June 2003) – A new report released today by one of the world’s leading international forest research centers comes to the startling conclusion that producing oil and minerals actually helps some countries protect most of their forests and the exotic animal and plant species that live there. The report was produced by the Indonesian-based Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). CIFOR does not receive funding from oil or mining companies.
Perjuangan rakyat kecil desa Setulang untuk bertahan melawan para pebisnis kayu membuahkan KALPATARU
Undangan Press Conference Desa Setulang, desa kecil dan terpencil namun kaya akan potensi hutan di Kalimantan Timur mendapatkan penghargaan KALPATARU. Penghargaan ini diberikan atas usaha masyarakat Setulang untuk melindungi hutannya dari pembalakan liar, ditengah besarnya godaan untuk mendapatkan milyaran rupiah dari menjual hutan mereka. Perjuangan masyarakat Setulang menunjukan bahwa bukanlah hal yang mustahil bagi ‘rakyat […]
The Indonesia-headquartered Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) claims that members of the Consultative Group on Indonesia (CGI) – which holds its interim meeting in Jakarta this week – are risking Indonesia’s forests by not paying enough attention to IBRA’s sale of forest assets to the Government-owned Bank Mandiri.
BONN: 23 May 2003. Some 300 forest experts from international organizations, NGOs, industry and government representatives from over 40 countries have spent the last five days determining how research can best ensure forests help reduce poverty for millions of the world’s rural poor while maintaining their rich biodiversity.
MEDIA BACKGROUNDER: “International Conference on Rural Livelihoods, Forests and Biodiversity” May 19-23, Bonn
BONN: 19 May 2003. The Vice-President of the World Bank, leading German Government representatives and over one hundred of the world’s forest experts and officials are meeting in Bonn, Germany, to put the future of the world’s tropical forests back on the global environmental agenda.
Coinciding with the outbreak of fires around Pontianak and Pekanbaru, a new European Commission funded report argues better management of peat lands will help eliminate the major cause of smoke and haze in Indonesia.