The food estate project in Central Kalimantan went into motion before relevant regulations and an environmental analysis were published. Prabowo Subianto and Moeldoko are behind companies running food estates.
Mobile app expected to draw interest in mangrove conservation
Ecotourism in West Kalimantan introduces an application for the adoption of mangrove trees. The community can support and monitor conservation efforts.
Jamartin Sihite: Orangutans must continue to exist in forests!
The presence of orangutans in their natural habitat helps the regeneration and balance of the forest ecosystem. Orangutans also play a role in sustaining food, oxygen, and even wood for humans.
Anggalia Putri: The government must be transparent about its food estate program
The government includes the food estate program in the 2020-2024 National Strategic Program. The Sustainable Madani Foundation pushes for a common definition of food estate, open planning, and optimization of existing agricultural land.
The Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists Urges Government to Free Mongabay Journalist
Philip Jacobson was officially arrested on January 21 for alleged visa violations and is still being held in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan when this release was published.
Will Indonesia’s New Capital Have Enough Clean Water to Support its Growth?
Streams and rivers aren’t the only sources of clean water in East Kalimantan, but rainwater and underground aquifers will need to be harvested sustainably to serve the expected jump in new residents.
Protecting the Last Forest of Lamandau
The young generation of Kubung Village, Central Kalimantan continues to instil diligence amongst themselves, to protect their forest that is rich with local fruits such as jengkol, durian and lanzones and are the main source of income for the indigenous Dayak Tomun. The movement is also part of their effort to reject oil palm plantation expansion in their village.
Minister of Environment and Forestry: No More Licensing for Peatland Concessions
Ekuatorial, Palangka Raya – Government take firm action against the exploitation of peatland, which is to stop giving forest management concessions to the company. “The Ministry of Environment and Forestry will not provide new licenses for peatland. This is in accordance with instructions of the president,” said Minister Siti Nurbaya, on the sidelines of President […]
Village-owned Enterprises (BUMDes) as a Solution
Chairman of KTH “Jasema”, Sugiyono, carried a stack of documents. It contains loan application letters from the members of the cooperative. In each letter listed the fund amounts to be borrowed and the signature of a husband and wife who borrowed. “So that, the husband and wife know the loan amount and not diverted,” said […]
Certified Wood from Terong Village
The drought reached its peak at the end of September. In Terong village in Bantul regency, Central Java, the teak tree began leafless, the soil harden. However, the sources of water in these hills still produce clear water. In some areas, paddy is still green. Contrast with the surrounding deciduous trees. The paddy did not […]