Govt doing commendable job in protecting Leuser Ecosystem, according to acclaimed biologist

Professor William F. Laurance was especially eager to laud the efforts of the current Indonesian government with respect to ongoing forest conservation efforts and measures.

Minister lives up to promise on action against peatland violators in Leuser Ecosystem

“I explicitly instructed my law enforcement team to apprehend anybody engaging in illegal logging or clearing in the Leuser Ecosystem. The monitoring goes on..."

VIDEO: Monitoring finds seriously burned peatland in Leuser Ecosystem, prompting demand for action

Monitoring conducted by Indonesia's Ministry of the Environment and Forestry has identified some seriously burned peatlands in the Tripa peatland complex located in the Leuser Ecosystem...

Palm oil moratorium on track, ministry urges all parties to get on board

A draft presidential instruction and action plan on the palm oil plantation expansion moratorium were approved at a coordination meeting under the auspices of...

Aceh authorities explain rationale behind Leuser circular letter ‎to palm oil companies

The government of Aceh has taken concrete steps to put into effect the moratorium on palm oil expansion in the Leuser Ecosystem...

Entire process for new palm oil permits ended, confirms minister

“I have put a stop to the entire process for new permits for palm oil expansion under my authority, from A to Z. This is concrete proof that we are following up on President Joko Widodo’s directive.”...


Aceh Deputy Governor ready to provide ground level backing to Leuser Ecosystem moratorium

“There is no doubt that the moratorium decision will need to be enforced in the field, not just implemented on paper. I am ready to provide backing to any such ground level efforts.”

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Minister points to Leuser Ecosystem moratorium in UN speech as proof of Indonesia’s commitment

APP fails the grade, according to Forest Peoples Programme
The Indonesian government’s commitment to imposing a moratorium on palm oil and mining expansion in the Leuser Ecosystem now seems completely set in stone..


Chief Security Minister congratulates parties involved in Leuser Ecosystem palm oil and mining moratorium

The declaration of a moratorium on the expansion of palm oil and mining in the Leuser Ecosystem was met with congratulations and support from Indonesia's Chief Security Minister...

Minister and Acehnese leaders declare moratorium on palm oil and mining expansion in the Leuser Ecosystem

Indonesia’s Minister of the Environment and Acehnese leaders have declared a moratorium on the expansion of palm oil and mining in the Leuser Ecosystem. This will include a review of all the operations...