It is a scene that occurs all too often in the forests of Indonesia. Local communities facing intimidation from plantation companies, backed by local government officials, which want to clear forest land to make way for palm oil production. Ambrosius Ruwindrijarto, President of EIA’s Indonesian partner Telapak, describes one community’s struggle to protect its forests [...]
EIA is in Beijing this week, attending the Asia Pacific Forestry Week meeting. The event marks 10 years since the landmark Bali Declaration, which saw governments from the Asia Pacific region and beyond commit to tackle illegal logging. To mark the occasion, EIA has released a new briefing The Bali Declaration Ten Years On. The [...]
A briefing for the Asia Pacific Forestry Week meeting in China from November 7-11, 2011 which reviews the progress made by the European Union and US in agreeing new regulations to prohibit illegal logged timber, describes efforts to curb illegal logging and discusses further action required.
EIA Head of Forests Campaign Faith Doherty has been in Jakarta this week at the Forests Indonesia Conference, hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). In this interview from the Conference, she discusses the outlook for Indonesia’s forests and what approaches the Government of Indonesia needs to adopt to secure their future, as [...]
I have been in Jakarta this week, on invitation from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), to speak at the Forests Indonesia Conference it was hosting; not usually something to write home about, but something happened during the day that was quite extraordinary. The opening key speech was given by the President of Indonesia, [...]
One of the most difficult things to deal with when working in EIA’s forest campaign is jet lag. By the time you’ve ensured you have all your equipment, contacted your sources, confirmed meetings and booked travel plans, actually sitting on the plane with no communications for 11 hours is a bit of a break. But [...]