APP Acknowledges Links To Controversial Suppliers, But Fails To Release An Auditor’s Report: Seven Takeaways From a New Report By Asia Pulp & Paper On Links To Its Pulpwood Suppliers In Indonesia

These are the key takeaways from APP Assessment on Its Link With Industrial Forest Plantations in Indonesia that the company released on March 15, 2019.

More peatland fire disasters for Indonesia?

Pulp companies and Government not transparent with restoration plans for fire-prone peatlands

Shedding Light on Political Corruption in Indonesia’s Coal Mining Sector

Although Joko Widodo said publicly that “without proper management, Indonesia’s coal reserves will only last for the next 83 years” and “demand the responsible use of the resources”, his political actions and policies show no

Satellite Imagery of PT Fajar Surya Swadaya in East Kalimantan

Sources: 1. Forest cover from Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry land cover maps from 2000 and 2015, available at; 2. Tree cover loss from Hansen et al. 2013. “High-Resolution Global

APP and APRIL violate zero-deforestation policies with wood purchases from Djarum Group concessions in East Kalimantan

August 15, 2018. In recent years, global paper giants Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) have made heavily publicized commitments to have “zero deforestation” and respect for

Peatland Restoration No Reason for Destroying Natural Forest: “Land swap” policy risks deforestation from Aceh to Papua

The Government of Indonesia appears to be planning deforestation as a result of its peatlands protection initiative, according to an analysis by the Koalisi Anti Mafia Hutan of the Government’s land swap policy. The land

The Ministry Publish Land Swap Map

(Update April 5, 2018)

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia (MoEF) has published on the Ministry’s official website an Attachment to the Minister of Environment and Forestry’s Decree Number 4732 of 2017 on the Indicative Maps of the Directive Utilization of Production (SK 4732). Unfortunately, the attachment uses a non-operational scale, i.e. 1: 500,000, although the Geospatial Information Agency has published a report concluding the scale of a map for operational uses in forestry gazettement and other spatial allocation must be at minimum 1: 50,000.

The Anti-Forest Mafia Coalition appreciates the MoEF publishing the maps, but still requests that the operational maps be published as indicated in the Coalition’s previous statement.

The Coalition is analysing the maps found in the Attachment to update its previous release, and it will be published soon at