Press releases

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Governments of Switzerland and Indonesia Host Key International Workshop on Forests

25 Apr 2004

Country-led initiative to Support the UNFF on Decentralization, Federal Systems in Forestry and National Frest Programmes : 27- 30 April 2004

Indonesia’s Forests to Benefit from New MOU

23 Apr 2004

Indonesia’s forests are set to benefit from a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today between two leading research organizations in Indonesia.

Statement by David Kaimowitz, Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

19 Apr 2004

“Interlaken Workshop” on Decentralization, Federal Systems of Forestry & National Forestry Programs
April 20, 2004, Press Conference

World Appetite for Beef Making Mincemeat Out of Brazilian Rainforest According to Report from Major International Forest Research Center

01 Apr 2004

Free of Mad Cow and Foot-and-Mouth, Amazonian Cattle Find Favor Abroad; Study Says Dramatic Growth in Exports Primary Culprit in Huge Rainforest Losses in Brazil BOGOR, INDONESIA (2 April 2004) — Brazil’s spectacular and growing success as a prime exporter of beef-volume of exports abroad have increased more than fivefold in the last six years-is […]

Will Sumatra burn again in 2004?

08 Dec 2003

(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.

Ensuring the future of Mahogany and those who depend on it for a livelihood

03 Nov 2003

(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.

Indonesian Government’s new money laundering laws can helps save Indonesia’s forests

16 Sep 2003

(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.

President Megawati Congratulates CIFOR on 10 Years of Forest Research in Indonesia

07 Sep 2003

(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).


22 Jun 2003

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.