When Public Figures Take Part

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

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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Bungo Initiates “Dusun Online Program” to Support Green District


Muara Bungo – the Government of Bungo District collaborates with KKI – Warsi to organize a concept of Green District. This concept will not only focus on city but also district and village (hamlets) level. Hence, WARSI and the government of Bungo held a Public Consultation on Village’s “Dusun Online” Information System to support this concept in Amaris Hotel, Muaro Bungo district (28/2).

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Orang Rimba: Seek for Immunization


Measles attack has quieted population of Orang Rimba in Terap, at the edge of Bukit Dua Belas National Park, Bathin XXIV, Batanghari. One-third of total 166 households get out of forest for having treatment in some hospitals. Meanwhile, the rest living far in the forest still need help to prevent this high contagious disease among them.

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Measles Frightens Orang Rimba

47 suffered, 26 hospitalized

Up to now, 26 people of Orang Rimba are in some hospitals in Jambi province for measles they suffer from. 17 people are in H. Abdul Madjid Batoe Muara Bulian hospital, 8 people are in Chatib Quswain Saronagun Hospital, and a man is in Raden Mattaher Hospital. At the first week of February, 47 Orang Rimba Terap and Sepintun keep coming into the hospital because of this high contagious disease.

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