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Enforcement & monitoring needed in palm oil sector

Wancino is the focal point for Indonesia’s Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) in Central Kalimantan (Kalteng) Province. The network carries out checks on logging concessions across the archipelago to check for compliance with Indonesia’s revamped timber laws. Over the past two years, Wancino and JPIK Central Kalimantan have carried out extensive investigations into an unregulated […]

Permitting Crime: How palm oil expansion drives illegal logging in Indonesia

A report on how the clear-cutting of forests to make way for oil palm plantations is driving illegal logging in Indonesia. . * Download the report in English here. . * Download the report in Indonesian here.  

Palm oil plantation crime drives illegal logging in Indonesia

JAKARTA: The clear-cutting of forests to make way for oil palm plantations is driving a wave of illegal logging in Indonesia, fundamentally undermining efforts to bring much-needed reform to the nation’s forestry and timber sectors. A new report released today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Permitting Crime: How palm oil expansion drives illegal logging […]

The ‘Blooming Green Earth’ is on fire – literally!

Next week, EIA will participate on a panel at a major conference of consumer goods and commodities companies and NGOs, focused on how to work together to achieve zero-deforestation in their commodity supply chains. The conference is an important event and will be attended by a host of global companies seeking to implement zero-deforestation policies in their production […]

Appeal: Help us save forests from palm oil’s bulldozers

. Masrani sits on a tree stump, alongside his father and Muara Tae elder Petrus Asuy, surrounded by dusty ground and bulldozed trees where once thick, lush forest stood. Masrani is sad and afraid – sad at the destruction he sees around him and afraid that the company responsible for felling this area to clear […]

Palm oil group continues to fail to meet its own standards

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is intended to prevent the destruction of High Conservation Value forests and protect forest-dependent communities from exploitation by palm oil firms, but this report in the latest edition of Indonesian magazine Tempo shows how the body’s complaints process is failing to uphold its standards. Complaints against members which […]

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