27 May '11, 2pm

Green groups to Japan: don't buy illegally logged wood from Indonesia to aid reconstruction

Program that cuts illegal logging by providing high quality health care in Borneo wins major conservation award (05/14/2011) The co-founder of an initiative that discourages illegal logging by bringing affordable, high quality health care to impoverished communities in Indonesian Borneo has been recognized with a prestigious conservation award. Indonesia signs agreement with EU to end the sale of illegally logged wood (05/04/2011) The EU and Indonesia today signed an agreement in Jakarta that aims to keep illegally logged wood from reaching the European market. This is the first Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) signed by an Asian nation with the EU and is seen as a considerable step forward on the fight against the illegal logging trade worldwide. Pulp and paper firms urged to save 1.2M ha of forest slated for clearing in Indonesia (03/17/2011) Indonesian environmenta...

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Lack of clarity complicates Indonesia's logging moratorium

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The long-awaited PI is envisaged to function as a cornerstone of Indonesia’s emerging policy reform efforts to place the e...