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Small farmers jailed for Sumatra fires as companies duck blame

25 Nov 2020

BENGKALIS, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Firefighter Ibnu Hajar stopped near the top of a wrought-iron observation tower in Bengkalis on Indonesia's Sumatra island, and looked inland over miles of oil palm trees planted up to the edge of the northeastern coastline. 

FEATURE-Small farmers jailed for Sumatra fires as companies duck blame

25 Nov 2020

BENGKALIS, Indonesia, Nov 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - F irefighter Ibnu Hajar stopped near the top of a wrought-iron observation tower in Bengkalis on Indonesia's Sumatra island, and looked inland over miles of oil palm trees planted up to the edge of the northeastern coastline.

Illegal logger turns firefighter to defend Indonesia's peatlands

19 Oct 2020

SIAK, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Setiono Ono pauses his morning wildfire patrol near the northeastern coast of Sumatra island at a small timber dam between a logged area and an oil palm plantation.

FEATURE-Illegal logger turns firefighter to defend Indonesia's peatlands

16 Oct 2020

SIAK, Indonesia, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Setiono Ono pauses his morning wildfire patrol near the northeastern coast of Sumatra island at a small timber dam between a logged area and an oil palm plantation.

Indonesian farmers walk 1,800-km to protest against evictions

25 Aug 2020

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 100 Indonesian farmers gathered outside the presidential palace in Jakarta on Monday, having walked about 1,800 km (1,118 miles) from the island of Sumatra to protest against forced evictions from their lands.

UPDATE 1-Indonesian farmers walk 1,800-km to protest against evictions

25 Aug 2020

JAKARTA, Aug 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 100 Indonesian farmers gathered outside the presidential palace in Jakarta on Monday, having walked about 1,800 km (1,118 miles) from the island of Sumatra to protest against forced evictions from their lands.

Indonesian farmers walk 1,800-km to protest against evictions

24 Aug 2020

JAKARTA, Aug 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 100 Indonesian farmers gathered outside the presidential palace in Jakarta on Monday, having walked about 1,800 km (1,118 miles) from the island of Sumatra to protest against forced evictions from their lands.

Indonesia inches forward on community forest goal, hobbled by pandemic

06 Aug 2020

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia has cut back its planned transfer of state forests to local communities this year by half - an area twice the size of Los Angeles - because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

Indonesia inches forward on community forest goal, hobbled by pandemic

06 Aug 2020

JAKARTA, Aug 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia has cut back its planned transfer of state forests to local communities this year by half - an area twice the size of Los Angeles - because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

Indonesia's push to cut red tape sparks forest fire concerns

15 Jul 2020

JAKARTA, July 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia's plans to cut red tape to attract investment could lead to an increase in forest clearing and fires, environmentalists warned on Wednesday, as lawmakers continued to debate the measures ahead of a scheduled recess this week.

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