NEWS RELEASE: Year 2017

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Investigating the Clash on Orang Rimba in Mentawak

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On Sunday morning (8/20/2017), Merangin District was in a chaos, the policies were sent to Mentawak Village, Nalo Tantan, Merangin District, Jambi Province to prevent the clash burst among Orang Rimba as it has started emerging since few last time. The conflict raised because of an allegation addressed to Bujang Keriting. He was blamed for rapping his mother till she died when he was still in five years old. The issue is supposedly issued by one of the women from Tumenggung Ngepas Group.

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Forest Degradation Creates Prolonged Conflict

WARSI's Outlook made against the regime supported deforestation
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Sumatera island has lost more than 9 million ha of its forests within last 25 years. In 1990, Sumatera had more than 20 million ha forest cover, yet, it remains only 11 million ha left in 2015, in other words, it has lost around 44% of the total forests. If this happens continuously and there is no real action to stop this forest deforestation and degradation, then we will have no more forests in Sumatera within next 25 years.

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Village Forest Management Right Given to Mahakam Ulu

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Sri Sulasmi, Head of Sub-directorate of Social Forestry of MoEF bestowed the official decree of Village Forest Management Right (HPHD) to Bonifacius Belawan Geh, the regent of Mahakam Ulu in Regional Planning Agency (Bappeda)’s meeting room, Ujoh Bilang, Mahakam Ulu.

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TREE ADOPTION

When Public Figures Take Part
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Sun raises brightly when Astrid, an Indonesian famous artist, and her groups set their foot on Nagari Sungai Buluh, Batang Anai, Padang Pariaman district. Astrid, also known as a cute artist whose single album is “jadikan aku yang kedua” visit this nagari -40 minutes away from Minangkabau International Airport- on purpose. Basically, she and her “Hutan Itu Indonesia” team through Musika Forestra Program take a shoot in this Nagari Forest to encourage young generations to love the forests.

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Indonesia’s second largest palm oil producer fails to deliver on its sustainability policy

NGOs deem Astra Agro Lestari’s implementation of sustainability policy far too slow; question the company’s intentions to fully adhere to its commitments
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Astra Agro Lestari, Indonesia’s second largest palm oil company, has failed to address several key gaps in implementing its sustainability policy that were identified in an assessment by several Indonesian and international NGOs last September. The NGOs—Rainforest Foundation Norway, Mighty, KKI Warsi, Yayasan Merah Putih Palu (YMP), and SumOfUs—sent Astra a letter last Thursday asking for a swift response to these gaps and other critical remaining questions.

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