December 27, 2019

Forestry, environmental issues to dominate even more in 2020

JAKARTA ( - During 2019, has been actively involved in reporting on relevant issues, especially those related to forestry, peatlands and key wildlife species in Indonesia. This reporting has been backed up by on-the-ground and spatial evidence.

Furthermore, has also reported on the palm oil, pulp & paper and mining sectors over the course of the year, as well as issues related to the relocation of the nation's capital.

This year’s land and forest fires are also among the key events that have been covered by, including a focus on law enforcement actions undertaken by Indonesian forest authorities against companies linked to fires in their concessions.

One of the year's highlights was the signing by President Joko Widodo of a permanent moratorium on primary forest and peatland development encompassing an area larger than France. This was announced by Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya in early August this year. 

2020 marks the fifth year since the establishment of, and we will continue to strive to present news reports based on legal, policy and technical aspects, as well as hard evidence.

Despite various limitations and challenges, remains committed to serving as one of the Indonesian media outlets technically engaged with and supportive of the Indonesian government’s efforts to improve the forestry, peatland and mining sectors.

The coming year will see a stronger focus on forestry and environmental issues, given that almost 80% of Indonesia’s national program priorities are linked to these two issues. This will continue to be the case until 2024.

In addition, the acceleration of all forms of national program priorities - many of which will commence in 2020 - will largely involve the forestry and environment sector.

As it has done since January 2016, will continue to prioritize its reporting of forestry and environmental issues, but on an even greater and more in-depth scale, as we enter the new decade.