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Indonesia contains 17,508 islands, of which around 6,000 are populated. The total land area is just over 1.9 million km2. Its geographical location off mainland Southeast Asia places the country as particularly susceptible to natural disasters, including climate change. Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world with over 270 million inhabitants. Over 140 million people live on Java, making it the most populous island in the world. It is also the world’s largest Muslim country, making up 87% of the population.
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Peatland on fire again as burning season starts in Indonesia

16 March 2021

Indonesia’s annual fire season has started again, with hotspots detected in 10 provinces. Some of the fires have been detected in protected areas with large swaths of peatland. The government says it’s preparing to carry out cloud seeding to induce rainfall in affected areas. However,…

Covid an Excuse to Strip Tropical Forests: Indigenous Groups

18 February 2021

PARIS (AFP) — Governments worldwide are using the Covid-19 pandemic to push through destructive development projects and roll back protections of indigenous groups, according to a global report on deforestation and rule of law released Thursday. An assessment by the Forest People’s Programme of…

Deregulation law ‘raises corruption risk’ in Indonesia’s forestry sector

Deregulation law ‘raises corruption risk’ in Indonesia’s forestry sector

13 January 2021

Experts have warned that a controversial deregulation act will serve as a springboard for greater corruption in Indonesia’s forestry sector. They say a pervasive lack of transparency will allow companies such as plantation operators to whitewash their illegal occupation of forests or take control…

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Customary tenure regimes are highly diverse across Indonesia, and include individualised and communal parcels, different means of transfer, and variation in local inheritance practices.

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Palm oil companies continue to criminalize farmers in Sumatra

16 January 2019

Nearly five years after Friends of the Earth U.S. reported about escalating conflict between farmers in the village of Lunjuk on the Indonesian island of Sumatra and palm oil company PT Sandabi Indah Lestari — or PT SIL — those communities remain in conflict with PT SIL, which supplies Wilmar…

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Global Land Forum (GLF)

Every two-three years, ILC organises the Global Land Forum (GLF). This unique event brings together ILC members and other stakeholders from grassroots organisations, activists, local and international NGOs, and researchers, to multilateral organisations and government agencies from around the…