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Tree Planting Mandatory in Action Plan

December 23rd, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The government has released a report on a plan of action covering the mitigation and adaptation efforts for climate change. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono officially launched the report during the recent climate conference in Bali. The plan of action on mitigation and adaptation covers the forestry, energy, agriculture, water resources, infrastructure and health sectors. Below is the first article focusing on the forestry sector.

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Fight Against Deforestation: Papua

October 26th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The central government, investors in palm oil plantations and timber companies need to know that deforestation is and will be rejected by indigenous Papuans from 252 different tribes living in the western half of the island of New Guinea.

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8 Killed in Tribal Clashes in Indonesia

October 17th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Rival tribes armed with bows and arrows clashed Wednesday close to a U.S.-owned gold mine in Indonesia’s Papua region, killing eight people, a company official and media reports said. At least 19 others were injured in the fighting, The Jakarta Post and other media reported. Authorities in the remote region in eastern Indonesia were not immediately available for comment.

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Matoa Fruit Harvest Fails: Papua

October 12th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

mini-matao-fruit.jpgSilpa and her five-month-old baby girl Anna have been sitting at Sentani’s bus terminal corridor from 5 a.m., waiting for people to the buy six sacks of matoa fruit they brought their village in Jayapura regency, Papua. The 23-year-old woman said she was hopeful her sacks of matoa fruit, a fruit indigenous to Papua, would sell so well she would be able to buy new clothes and new kitchen utensils to replace the broken ones at her home in Genyem hamlet.

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Global Warming and the Papuan Rainforests

October 7th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Papua is the size of California and is almost entirely covered by vast stretches of virgin rain forest spread over 41.5 million hectares — or 23 percent of Indonesia’s total forested area of 180 million hectares. But some 22 million hectares of these forests are classified as production forests, rather than conservation areas.

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Indonesia Home to 60 Percent of World`s Mangrove Forests

September 6th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments 2 Comments »

Indonesia is currently home to 1.8 million hectares of tropical mangrove forests or about 60 percent of the world`s reserve, a nature conservation activist said.

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Local Brew Kills Thirteen: Papua

August 25th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Thirteen people have died in Indonesia’s Papua province after drinking a concoction containing 70 per cent alcohol, a leading daily reported. The victims drank the alcohol, which was bought from a pharmacy, combined with an energy drink and condensed milk.

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Indonesia’s Pluralism Skeptics

August 25th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Many people say that Indonesia is a plural nation with a Muslim majority. Hardly anyone would deny the current plurality of ethnicity, languages, and religions in Indonesia. A recent interfaith group said they viewed pluralism as the nation’s social capital, which should be revitalized and developed, thereby helping the Republic of Indonesia grow strong and prosper.

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Forests at Risk: Jayapura, Papua

August 22nd, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Papua is home to 10 percent of the world’s remaining Intact Forest Landscape, but 2 percent of that is at risk of forest conversion, according to an NGO.

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August 17th, Hari Proklamasi Indonesia - Indonesian Independence Day

August 16th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Indonesians celebrate the proclamation of independence from 350 years of Dutch colonial rule. Festivities abound in cities and villages alike, organized by the government, neighbourhood community associations and organizations.

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