Indonesian President Recognizes Land Rights of Nine More Indigenous Groups

Indigenous groups in Enrekang district, South Sulawesi province, submitted on Oct. 26 a proposal to the Indonesian government to obtain rights to their forests. Photo by Wahyu Chandra/Mongabay Indonesia.   Originally Published by MongaBay.com   Indonesian President Joko… Read More

Indigenous West Sumatran Women Protect Forests

By Uslaini Chaus, WALHI Sumatra and Global Forest Coalition Originally published by Magdale.co   My name is Uslaini or Chaus. I come from a farming family of the Minangkabau indigenous tribe in West Sumatra. My passion in life is… Read More

Trappers Threatening Existence of Bird Species in Indonesia

Via Rainforest-Rescue.org: It’s a scene out of a nightmare – thousands of birds are packed tightly into small cages in Indonesia’s markets. Trappers supplying these markets are driving thirteen species to the brink of extinction and are having… Read More

After Industrial Forest Conversions, Parts of Indonesia on Brink of Ecological Collapse

From The Jakarta Post: Java and other portions of Indonesia are experiencing a rapid increase in ecological disasters like floods and landslides as their forests have been decimated by industrial influence. Unruly permit issuance and rapid extractive industry… Read More

Stop a Billion-Dollar Gift to the Palm Oil Industry!

Via Rainforest-Rescue.org: Indonesian activists are sounding the alarm: “The only group that will benefit from this policy are private palm oil companies,” explains Zenzi Suhadi, a campaigner for the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi). “With this biofuel… Read More

LISTEN: Indonesia’s primeval and biodiversity-rich forests continue to face a devastating triple threat

Last week, Global Justice Ecology Project Executive Director Anne Petermann spoke about the illegal logging, wildfires and peatland forest destruction behind climate change in Indonesia on her weekly Earth Minute segment on KPFK radio’s Sojourner Truth show. TRANSCRIPT: Indonesia’s primeval… Read More