Indonesia’s President is encouraging Indonesian companies to develop palm oil in Solomon Islands. Joko Widodo met with the Solomons Prime Minister Rick Hou on Saturday on the sidelines of the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea. Mr Widodo said they…

Tabloid Jubi reported the permits cover a combined area larger than 400 square kilometres. It said major parts of these areas were still covered in pristine rainforests. The permits were facilitated by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry which claimed they were…
Oil palm licenses revoked in Papua’s Merauke

Local government in Merauke regency of Indonesia’s Papua province has pulled a number of oil palm licences in what’s being called a victory for the environment. In recent years, tens of thousands of hectares of native forest have been lost…