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  • High-Resolution Satellites Help Monitor and Respond to Fires in Southeast Asia

    Today, in Jakarta, WRI, DigitalGlobe, the Indonesian government, Google, Esri, and a host of other partners launched Global Forest Watch Fires, an online platform for monitoring and responding to forest and land fires in Southeast Asia.

    It features near real-time satellite images from DigitalGlobe, fire alerts from NASA, a text messaging alert system, mapping of burn scars from Google Earth Engine, wind direction and air quality data, land-use and concession maps, and much more.

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  • New Study Shows Indonesia Losing Primary Forest at Unprecedented Rates

    New analysis published in Nature Climate Change shows that Indonesia is losing primary forest at a staggering rate. The country now has the highest rate of loss in tropical primary forests in the world, overtaking Brazil. Primary tropical forests are the most carbon- and biodiversity-rich type of forest ecosystem.

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  • Kobaran Api Indonesia: Sebuah Pertanda Buruk Mengawali Musim Kemarau di Riau

    Penduduk Indonesia dan Singapura beberapa minggu belakangan mulai bersiap-siap sehubungan dengan peringatan WRI dan beberapa institusi lain bahwa musim kemarau tahun ini terindikasi akan menyebabkan lonjakan api di Pulau Sumatera, ditemani dengan kabut asap beracun di sekitar kawasan.

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  • Mencegah Kebakaran Hutan Di Indonesia: Fokus Pada Provinsi Riau, Lahan Gambut, Serta Pembakaran Ilegal

    Peristiwa kebakaran hutan dan lahan gambut yang baru-baru ini terjadi di Indonesia meninggalkan jejak kerusakan yang sangat dahsyat. Kebakaran hutan, yang mencapai puncak pada bulan Maret serupa dengan krisis kabut asap Juni 2013, menghasilkan kabut asap berbahaya dalam jumlah yang sangat besar. Hal ini mengakibatkan ditutupnya ratusan sekolah dan beberapa bandara lokal, serta mungkin telah mengakibatkan gangguan pernapasan kepada lebih dari 50.000 orang.

    Baca versi bahasa Inggris di sini.

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  • Three Reasons Investors Are Beginning to Take Sustainability Seriously

    Rapidly declining natural systems are bad news for business. There is a two-way street between the economy and the environment: Businesses damage the environment, and the damaged environment then creates risks to the bottom lines of businesses.

    Three reasons explain why investors should include sustainability considerations in their decisions, and why doing so is compatible with fiduciary responsibility.

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  • 4 Cara Pemetaan GIS dapat Memberdayakan Komunitas Hutan di Indonesia

    Peta GIS adalah salah satu dari cara paling akurat untuk membagi informasi geografis. Untuk masyarakat desa di Indonesia, pemetaan GIS dapat menjadi alat penting untuk melihat batas wilayah adat dan juga untuk menyelesaikan konflik atas wilayah.

    Inisiatif Kehutanan dari WRI menunjukkan empat manfaat dari pemetaan GIS untuk masyarakat pedesaan di Indonesia.

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  • 4 Ways GIS Mapping Can Empower Forest Communities in Indonesia

    GIS maps are one of the most accurate ways to share geographic data. For local communities in Indonesia, it can be an invaluable tool to stake out traditional boundaries and resolve land conflicts with governments.

    WRI's Forest and Landscapes in Indonesia project reveals four ways GIS mapping can empower forest communities in Indonesia.

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  • Cultivating Accountability in REDD+

    As the struggle continues to protect forests around the world, REDD+ implementers should look to cultivate and strengthen institutions and mechanisms of accountability.

    Though REDD+ includes an international accountability mechanism, case studies in Brazil and Indonesia, where civil society participated in and challenged land-use decisions, demonstrate that this will probably be insufficient for achieving REDD+ goals.

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  • Preventing Forest Fires in Indonesia: Focus on Riau Province, Peatland, and Illegal Burning

    Stopping recurring fires and protecting Indonesia’s communities, businesses, and forests requires a proactive plan to prevent future fires, or at least greatly reduce their intensity.

    As part of our ongoing Indonesia forest fires series, WRI’s researchers have used data from the Global Forest Watch platform along with preliminary on-the-ground research to analyze Indonesia’s forest fires and haze problem.

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  • Struggles in East Kalimantan Underscore Need for Better Access to Environmental Information

    More than 70 percent of Samarinda’s land (the capital of Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province) is allocated to mining concessions, and little information is provided to citizens on companies’ compliance to safety and environmental health rules.

    In the hopes of preventing mining fatalities, the Mining Advocacy Network (JATAM), a group of Indonesian NGOs and community organizations, requested information from the Indonesian government to determine what companies were doing to mitigate mines’ environmental and health impacts. This process prompted the STRIPE project, which will focus on building strong civil society coalitions to advocate for corporate disclosure of information.

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