Addressing the Complex Causes of Forest Fires

fire riau

Every year, Indonesia and its neighbors brace for the fire season. As well as the risk to health encased by the resulting haze, the fires have created diplomatic tension in the region. Government and business have responded quickly and with affect, so why does the problem persist? Read more ›

Posted in The Real Causes of Deforestation in Indonesia

APRIL INCREASES FIRE MONITORING IN CONCESSION AREAS

APRIL Fire Fighter monitors fire danger rating

Jakarta, 17 September 2014 – As a precautionary measure APRIL has raised its fire detection patrols to their highest level as the Indonesian Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) tracked an overall increase in fires in parts of Sumatra and Kalimantan which resulted in haze  in Singapore and Malaysia. Read more ›

Posted in A Sustainable Development Model in Indonesia, Indonesia, Forestry & Development

KPMG appointed to assess implementation of APRIL’s sustainability policy

The Stakeholder Advisory Committee oversee APRIL's Sustainable Forest Management Policy implementation

The Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) has appointed KPMG Performance Registrar Inc. (KPMG PRI) to conduct specified auditing procedures to assess implementation of APRIL’s Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP).  SAC is due to issue a report of recommendations in November based on KPMG PRI’s findings.

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Posted in A Sustainable Development Model in Indonesia, Indonesia, Forestry & Development, Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC), Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP)

Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) Second Meeting Report

Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC)

Members of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) met for the second time in August and recommend improvements on the implementation of APRIL’s Sustainable Forest Management Policy.  Here is the complete SAC meeting report:  Read more ›

Posted in A Sustainable Development Model in Indonesia, Indonesia, Forestry & Development, Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC), Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP)

Tackling Land and Forest Fire

APRIL firefighting effort

Fires in Indonesia that cause haze across South East Asia are an ongoing problem. APRIL is working hard to be part of the solution.  Read more ›

Posted in Indonesia, Forestry & Development

Latest Research on Land and Forest Fires in Indonesia

Forest Fire

Fire and haze are an annual problem.  Who starts the fires?  Where do they originate?

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Posted in Indonesia, Forestry & Development, The Real Causes of Deforestation in Indonesia
Fire Tracker

APRIL provides updates on forest fires in its concessions including map coordinates, the causes of fires and the status of firefighting efforts.

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