As much as 64 hotspots and 157 hotspots, recorded by NOAA and TERRA AQUA satellites, respectively, throughout the country by 23 July have prompted Environment and Forestry Ministry to dispatch its Forest and Land Fires Task Force for ground checks and fire fighting in several locations.
At least 2.7 million hectares of primary forest and peat lands lost during six years of moratorium policy implementation in Indonesia.
Though forest and land fires intensity declined in 2016, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) had instructed regional governments to declare Alert Status at the beginning of the year.
Government is preparing a grand design to prevent Indonesia’s annual forest, land, and plantation fires, which would involved 17 ministries, 66 districts/cities and 731 villages.
Following recent monitoring from Indonesia’s national disaster management that 288 hotspots spotted last week during holidays.
Jakarta (Greeners) – Government’s decision to accept foreign aid in efforts to tackle forest and peatlands fires is just confirming to the world that it is not an easy task, […]