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New study highlights strengths and challenges of Indonesia’s Sustainable Forest Management Standard

08-06-2020
Indonesian sustainable forest management, PHPL, SVLK, Independent Forest Monitoring Network, JPIK

A recent study explores the environmental credentials and performance of the Indonesian sustainable forest management standard known as the PHPL (Pengelolaan Hutan Produksi Lestari). Conducted by the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) with the support of the EU FLEGT Facility, the analysis assesses the extent to which the PHPL could …

Editor’s pickMicrolibrary Warak Kayu, Indonesia’s first library made entirely of FSC-certified wood

29-04-2020
Indonesian,Semarang, Microlibrary Warak Kayu,sustainable architecture,FSC-certified wood

Located in the Indonesian city of Semarang, Microlibrary Warak Kayu is an inspiring new public space that raises the bar for community design and sustainable architecture. It is also the first library in Indonesia made entirely of FSC-certified wood. Designed by international architecture firm SHAU, the microlibrary is built using only …

280,000 Indonesia’s furniture sector workers laid off

17-04-2020
Indonesian Furniture and Crafts Industry Association, HIMKI, laid off, furniture manufacturing sector

Abdul Sobur, Secretary General of the Indonesian Furniture and Crafts Industry Association (HIMKI), has reported that, in addition to the thousands of workers laid off in the retail, hotel, and restaurant sectors, furniture manufacturers have indicated that they have had to lay off some 280,000 workers, reported ITTO. Indonesian furniture …

Indonesian plantation director in conflict with indigenous community charged with illegal logging

07-04-2020
Ministry of Environment and Forestry, charged, director, plantation firm, eastern Indonesian, Seram, illegal logging, dispute, indigenous community

by Nurdin Tubaka/ Mongabay News Imanuel Darusman, a director of CV Sumber Berkat Makmur, was charged by Indonesia’s forestry ministry. An official with the ministry’s law enforcement bureau said they began to look into the case when the arrest of 26 indigenous people by the local police for vandalising the company’s equipment …

Editor’s pickPacific Rim Wood receives prestigious award from Indonesian government

06-03-2020
Pacific Rim Wood, UK sales agents, timber products, Indonesia, Primaduta Award, Indonesian Government

Pacific Rim Wood and its UK sales agents for timber products from Indonesia were presented with the Primaduta Award by the Indonesian Government in recognition of its commitment to continuously develop wood products from Indonesia, reported Timber Trades Journal.  Shaun Hannan, sales director Pacific Rim Wood  “It’s …

Indonesia's log production predicted to increase by 15% next year

22-11-2019
Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires, industrial plantations, natural forests 5.4 million cubic metres

The Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires (APHI) estimates that log production will grow by 10–15% next year, both from industrial plantations (HTI) and natural forests, reported ITTO. APHI Executive Director Purwadi Soeprihanto said that the production of logs from natural forests this year is predicted at 5.4 million m3 and HTI …

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