Suspected land burner arrested in Riau - 10 Jun, 2018
The Riau Land and Forest Fire (Karhutla) task force has arrested a suspected land burner in Meranti Island regency. Read more... Where REDD+ money goes – and doesn’t go - 06 Jun, 2018
New study finds little private finance in REDD+ efforts, and blended finance a way forward Read more... Borneo's last remaining orangutans threatened by illegal logging, despite government protection - 06 Jun, 2018
The forest which is home to some of the last remaining Bornean orangutans is being logged despite the Indonesian government’s vow to protect it, Greenpeace has claimed. Read more... ASEAN ministers vow to fight transboundary haze - 05 Jun, 2018
ASEAN member countries of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand have pledged to remain vigilant and step up preventive efforts to minimise any possible occurrence of transboundary smoke haze during periods of dry weather. Read more... Over 1000 orangutans threatened by illegal operations in Indonesia - 05 Jun, 2018
A new Greenpeace International investigation reveals a major illegal logging operation in a critical orangutan landscape in West Kalimantan, in Indonesian Borneo – despite efforts by the Indonesian Government to protect it. Read more... IIB grants Wetlands International NGO €40,000 for fire prevention and peatlands restoration project - 05 Jun, 2018
The Moscow-based International Investment Bank (IIB), a multinational development bank, has granted the Wetlands International NGO €40,000 for a project to restore peatlands and prevent fires in Russia. Read more... Norwegian government report sharply critical of funding for tropical forest conservation - 31 May, 2018
A recent report by Norway’s Office of the Auditor General had some tough criticisms for the country’s International Forests and Climate Initiative (NICFI), one of the chief funders of REDD+ initiatives around the world. Read more... Depth Matters in Peat Bog Nutrient Cycling - 31 May, 2018
Peatlands store around a third of Earth’s soil carbon, and a new study begins to reveal how the ecosystems’ organic matter changes with depth. Read more...
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