27 Apr '11, 2am

Indonesian Govt committed to keeping Papua’s forest regions intact | Eco Business: #palmoil

Indonesian Govt committed to keeping Papua’s forest regions intact | Eco Business: #palmoil

The Indonesian government has announced it will not grant new concessions for Papua New Guinea's primary forests. Photo: PNG Forest Industries Association Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan said his ministry remains committed to keeping Papua’s primary forest regions intact and not letting them be exploited by forest concession holders. The minister made the statement in a media dialogue on forestry policies held by ANTARA News Agency here on Tuesday. He said there had been requests for opening the forest regions in Papua for non-forestry activities but the government was resolved to keep intact the 7.3 million hectares of primary forests in the province. “Some 26 million hectares of forest areas in the country are already controlled by forest concession holders. We intend to keep this as it is; there will be no expansion of the forest concession area. Should there be partie...

Full article: http://www.eco-business.com/news/govt-committed-to-keepin...

Tweets

Care about the forest? Here’s what you can do v...

grist.org 03 May '11, 4pm

That's the question author/artist Franke James explores in this creative personal story commissioned by the Forest Steward...

Indonesian official: REDD+ forest conservation ...

news.mongabay.com 29 Apr '11, 3am

Palm oil is used widely in processed foods, cosmetics, and soaps. It is also increasingly used as a biofuel. But palm oil'...