On 11 February 2022, at the One Ocean Summit, President Joko Widodo stated that under his leadership, the Indonesian government was rehabilitating 600 hectares of mangrove forest until 2024. According to President Jokowi, the rehabilitation of mangrove forests is one...
Forests and Biodiversity
Half of the world’s forests have disappeared. Privatisation, trade liberalisation and increased exports of crops, such as soy and palm oil, have led to a massive increase in large-scale plantations, triggering further deforestation. Yet forests provide livelihoods for many local communities and indigenous peoples. They help to regulate our climate, and are home to some of the most species-diverse habitats on earth.
We work with local communities and indigenous peoples to conserve forests, and strengthen communities’ rights and community management of forests.
We campaign against industrial large scale plantations, monoculture, destructive logging and the commodification and financialization of forests and biodiversity.
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Regional Program Coordinators
In conjunction with the International Day of Forests, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) would like to highlight the importance of being consistent in our efforts on forest protection in this country, both at the federal and state levels. We would like to begin by applauding...
Pro Public has secured an interim order to stop the cross-border smuggling of endangered wild elephants in Nepal. Despite the species' vulnerability, the Nepalese government has not shown any willingness to uphold their legal commitment to protect them. This order is...