Posts Tagged with "President Yudhoyono"

Update: Indonesian Court Fails to Protect Critical Orangutan Stronghold

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Update: Indonesian Court Fails to Protect Critical Orangutan Stronghold

It’s a sad day today for the few remaining, critically endangered orangutans of Sumatra. In a much anticipated court ruling in the high-stakes case filed against palm oil plantation company PT Kallista Alam and the governor of the Province of Aceh for illegally draining and clearing the internationally renowned Tripa Peat Forest, the judges have [...]

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Are Loggers Best Suited to Stop Deforestation in Indonesia?

Friday, February 11, 2011

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Are Loggers Best Suited to Stop Deforestation in Indonesia?

Everyone knows that a fox can’t be trusted to guard the hen house. So why would anyone think that a government agency in charge of logging could implement a strong moratorium on deforestation — especially when that agency has done such a poor job enforcing existing laws to date? I’m talking about Indonesia’s Ministry of [...]

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Indonesia’s Moratorium On Deforestation Could Be Good For Business, Human Rights, and The Environment… or Not

Thursday, January 13, 2011

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Indonesia’s Moratorium On Deforestation Could Be Good For Business, Human Rights, and The Environment… or Not

It’s become clear this week — between Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s comments on tackling corruption and reducing negative environmental impacts of deforestation and Al Gore’s speech extolling the business case for rolling back deforestation and commending Indonesia’s emerging leadership on the issue — that industry elites with a vested interest in maintaining business as [...]

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