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Will Sumatra burn again in 2004?

Will Sumatra burn again in 2004?

(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.



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

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

(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.



CHEAP OIL ON WORLD MARKET COULD STEP UP DESTRUCTION OF RAINFORESTS IN TROPICS, WARNS NEW REPORT

CHEAP OIL ON WORLD MARKET COULD STEP UP DESTRUCTION OF RAINFORESTS IN TROPICS, WARNS NEW REPORT

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.



CGI MUST EXAMINE IBRA FORESTRY DEBT SALES TO BANK MANDIRI

CGI MUST EXAMINE IBRA FORESTRY DEBT SALES TO BANK MANDIRI

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.


WHICH WAY FORWARD FOR THE WORLD’S FORESTS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST RURAL POVERTY?

WHICH WAY FORWARD FOR THE WORLD’S FORESTS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST RURAL POVERTY?

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.



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