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    Indonesia reduces deforestation rate as researchers urge caution

    News General News Indonesia Water Portal Tuesday, 09 June 2020 Where there’s smoke: Thick smoke from forest fires in Nongsa in Batam, Riau Islands province, blankets the sky on April 15. (Antara/M N Kanwa) Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 9 June 2020 Indonesia has offered a glimpse of hope for the…

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    Mangrove forests to hereafter not be converted into ponds: Minister

    Aerial photo of the mangrove forest cover in the buffer zone of Sumatra’s East Coast Mangrove Forest Nature Reserve, which has been partially converted into an oil palm plantation area in Mendahara, Tanjungjabung Timur, Jambi, Friday (10/07/2020). (ANTARA PHOTO/Wahdi Septiawan/wsj) Source: ANTARA News Date: 16 July 2020 Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister,…

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    ASEAN loses a third of mangroves in last 40 years

    An aerial view of the mangrove forest zone in Teluk Bintuni regency, West Papua in this undated file photo.The ASEAN region lost about 33 per cent of its mangrove forests between 1980 and 2020, a decrease of more than 63,000sq km, said the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB). (JP/Jerry Adiguna)…

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    Helping the poor can protect forests too, Indonesian welfare program shows

    Featured  A group of farmers going into a rice field in Central Java. (Photo: Dika Soul Seva/Flickr) Source: Mongabay Date: 4 August 2020 A study has found that a poverty-alleviation program in Indonesia was just as successful as dedicated conservation programs in reducing deforestation. The researchers attribute this to the program…

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    Indonesia readies its green diesel. These are the likely social and environmental impacts

    Addition of a mixture of diesel fuel with vegetable oil (Photo by Oky Lukmansyah/foc/16 / ANTARA FOTO) Source: The Conversation Date: 23 October 2020  In July, Indonesia’s state-owned oil company, Pertamina, produced its first batch of biofuel made entirely from palm oil. Called D100, this “green diesel” is part of Indonesia’s…

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