JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 15, 2017 (Press Release) -The Government of Indonesia has intensified efforts to protect the environment by preventing fires and strengthening the country’s fire-fighting response. Supporting the Government’s leadership on fire prevention is a voluntary multi-stakeholder group called Fire Free Alliance (FFA).Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 21, 2016 (Press Release) -APRIL apologises unreservedly to its Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) and other stakeholders for incorrectly referencing specific clauses of the Forest and Land Fire Control regulation (PerMenLHK No.32 year 2016) in relation to a canal constructed in its forestry concession at Pulau Padang.Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 30, 2016 (Press Release) -APRIL Group is pleased to acknowledge the approval of the European Commission’s proposal to extend European Union’s (EU) Forestry Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) license to Indonesia’s forest products.Read more
JAKARTA, Aug. 24, 2016 (Local News) -The Indonesian parliament will form a task force to look into the cancelling of investigations against 15 companies alleged to be complicit in fires in Riau, the country’s top palm oil producing province.
Legislators made the announcement on Friday as burning in Sumatra and Kalimantan continued to spread, prompting emergency responses from authorities there. The fires are an annual scourge caused by illegal slash-and-burn land clearing practices by companies and farmers, usually to make way for oil palm and timber plantations.Read more
SINGAPORE, July 27, 2016 (Local News) -Indonesia's Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar has vetoed a land management agreement with a member company of pulp and paper company Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (April) over irregularities in the way the deal was struck last month.Read more