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Monday, October 17th, 2016

Small-Scale Agriculture Threatens Rainforest

An extensive study presented in Nature Communications mapped the effects of small farmers on the rainforests of Southeast Asia, and findings are discouraging with regard to environmental impact, biodiversity and the economy. Similar studies focused on large-scale...

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Greenpeace Launches Map to Track Indonesian Deforestation

Greenpeace has launched an interactive map of Indonesia to track forest fires and deforestation. The Kepo Hutan (Curious About Forests) mapping platform was launched on March 15. The interactive map supports President Joko Widodo's plans to resolve...

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Taking Stock of Climate Resilient Land Use in Indonesia

CPI Indonesia has published a short paper on the role of international development partners in financing mitigation and adaptation actions in the land use sectors in Indonesia. The study builds on the 2014 Landscape of Public Climate...

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

NUS Study Shows the Causes of Mangrove Deforestation in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has the greatest diversity of mangrove species in the world, and mangrove forests provide multiple ecosystem services upon which millions of people depend on. Mangroves enhance fisheries by providing habitat for young fishes and offer...

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The Chinese-Brazil Earth Resources Satellites Confirm Brazilian Deforestation Decline

Satellite images from Landsat and the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS), a series of remote sensing satellites built by Brazil and China, confirm the lowest rate of deforestation in Brazil's Amazon. Deforestation dropped 18 percent this year,...

Monday, October 13th, 2014

FAO Sets Standards to Improve National Forest Monitoring Systems

ROME, Oct. 10, 2014—FAO has launched free software tools that it hopes will improve the way many developing nations monitor the state of their forests to tackle deforestation and climate change. The tools are designed to assist countries through the...

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Satellite Photos Show Indonesia’s Disastrous Forest Damage

Satellite images have found that Indonesia’s ancient forests, a cradle of biodiversity and a buffer against climate change, have shrunk much faster than thought, scientists said on Sunday. Between 2000 and 2012, Indonesia lost around 6.02 million...

Monday, March 24th, 2014

New Monitoring Tool Consigns Deforestation to the Past

Tesso Nilo is purple. More than half of this 167,000 hectare forest in Riau province, Sumatra, has a reddish hue on the digital map. Purple denotes forest loss. Blue indicates forest gain. The satellite-aided image delivered in...

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Greenpeace Releases a Report with Mapping Analysis of Indonesia’s Deforestation

The palm oil industry is destroying Indonesia’s forests, said Greenpeace International in a new report on Tuesday, as the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is set to meet for its first European Summit in Berlin. The report,...

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

WWF and Thailand Government Launch TREEMAPS

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) and WWF-Thailand formally launched on June 6th the joint project, TREEMAPS - Tracking Reductions in Carbon Emissions through Enhanced Monitoring and Project Support - which aims to...

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