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Second to none, Indonesia remains home to numerous flagship species
November 29, 2021

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JAKARTA (FORESTHINTS.NEWS) - As a home for flagship species such as Sumatran orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants, as well as Tapanuli orangutans, Bornean orangutans and Javan rhinos, Indonesia is second to no other country in the world. 

This year, as in previous years, FORESTHINTS.NEWS has provided regular reports, updates and evidence delivered by the Indonesian forestry authorities in an effort to ensure these important flagship species not only survive but grow in population and thrive.

The following is a recap of some of the year’s most important and noteworthy stories.

During pandemic, home to multiple flagship species stays intact
February 4, 2021

This news report revealed that the Rawa Singkil wildlife reserve, which forms part of Indonesia’s conservation areas and is the largest peat forest landscape in the Leuser Ecosystem, remains intact amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, this wildlife reserve continues to be cohabitated by several of the world’s flagship species.

Steep decline of 81.76% in deforestation rate within Leuser Ecosystem
March 11, 2021

This news report delivered the good news that the Leuser Ecosystem - the only place on earth where Sumatran orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants coexist within a single ecosystem - had experienced a steep decline in deforestation in the period 2018/2019-2019/2020. This drop in deforestation was part of a wider trend of decreasing deforestation across the nation, with levels falling by as much as 75.03% in this period. 

Deforestation rate plunges in province highly populated with Bornean orangutans
March 22, 2021

This news report conveyed evidence from the Indonesian forestry authorities that deforestation levels in Indonesian provinces with large populations of Bornean orangutans had fallen. One of these provinces is Central Kalimantan which saw a sharp decrease in deforestation in the period 2018/2019-2019/2020 of 73.6%, also part of the sharp nationwide decline in deforestation in this period. 

Indonesia underlines efforts to protect home of flagship species at Leaders’ Summit
April 23, 2021

This news report focused on part of a speech by President Joko Widodo at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate in which he declared that Indonesia’s permanent moratorium on primary forest and peatland conversion - which covers a greater area than the UK and Norway combined - demonstrates that the country is leading by example. The move to implement a permanent moratorium also underlines the government's efforts to protect the habitat of various of the world’s flagship species. 

Doubling of Sumatran tiger population as part of enhanced climate action
July 29, 2021

Coinciding with Global Tiger Day, this news report highlighted the scale of efforts made by Indonesian forestry authorities to achieve their target of doubling the Sumatran tiger’s population. Indonesia’s permanent moratorium map covers up to 60% of the Sumatran tiger’s habitat, amounting to an area of more than 8.15 million hectares - or nearly double the size of Switzerland. This Sumatran tiger habitat is still distributed across various existing forestry and palm oil concessions. 

Minister: Indonesia on track, optimistic about protecting Sumatran elephants
August 12, 2021

To mark World Elephant Day, Indonesian forestry authorities reiterated that Indonesia, thanks especially to its permanent moratorium map, has a million reasons to remain confident about protecting its flagship species, including the Sumatran elephant, and is determined to ensure the continuing expansion and thriving of their population, as well as to protect their habitat which straddles numerous existing forestry and palm oil concessions. 

Minister: Orangutans are part of “Resilient Indonesia, Growing Indonesia”
August 19, 2021

This news report, released to coincide with World Orangutan Day, underscored how Indonesian forestry authorities have guaranteed that there will never be any extinction of Sumatran orangutans, Tapanuli orangutans and Bornean orangutans. This assurance was backed up by the presentation of indisputable evidence such as the fact that millions of hectares in Indonesia have been allocated as a permanent home for multiple flagship species. Substantial areas within existing forestry and palm oil concessions are also still inhabited by Sumatran and Bornean orangutans. 

Minister reemphasizes value of permanent efforts on World Rhino Day
September 22, 2021

This news report conveyed the optimism felt by Indonesian forestry authorities, supported by a strong set of evidence, that neither the Sumatran nor Javan rhino will ever go extinct; on the contrary, the populations of these two majestic rhino species look set to continue growing. Moreover, despite the challenges posed by the global pandemic, Indonesian forestry authorities stressed that on-the-ground actions to monitor and protect these two flagship species continue unabated and involve all possible resources and efforts. 

This month marks 5 years since historical milestone for Leuser Ecosystem
November 18, 2021

This news report reminded readers that November is a historic month in terms of the conservation of the Leuser Ecosystem, as it was in November 2016 that Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya made the landmark legal move of reincorporating the Leuser Ecosystem into the Aceh spatial plan, thereby reversing a previous decision to exclude the boundaries of the only place on earth in which multiple flagship species coexist.


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Second to none, Indonesia remains home to numerous flagship species
November 29, 2021

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JAKARTA (FORESTHINTS.NEWS) - As a home for flagship species such as Sumatran orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants, as well as Tapanuli orangutans, Bornean orangutans and Javan rhinos, Indonesia is second to no other country in the world. 

This year, as in previous years, FORESTHINTS.NEWS has provided regular reports, updates and evidence delivered by the Indonesian forestry authorities in an effort to ensure these important flagship species not only survive but grow in population and thrive.

The following is a recap of some of the year’s most important and noteworthy stories.

During pandemic, home to multiple flagship species stays intact
February 4, 2021

This news report revealed that the Rawa Singkil wildlife reserve, which forms part of Indonesia’s conservation areas and is the largest peat forest landscape in the Leuser Ecosystem, remains intact amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, this wildlife reserve continues to be cohabitated by several of the world’s flagship species.

Steep decline of 81.76% in deforestation rate within Leuser Ecosystem
March 11, 2021

This news report delivered the good news that the Leuser Ecosystem - the only place on earth where Sumatran orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants coexist within a single ecosystem - had experienced a steep decline in deforestation in the period 2018/2019-2019/2020. This drop in deforestation was part of a wider trend of decreasing deforestation across the nation, with levels falling by as much as 75.03% in this period. 

Deforestation rate plunges in province highly populated with Bornean orangutans
March 22, 2021

This news report conveyed evidence from the Indonesian forestry authorities that deforestation levels in Indonesian provinces with large populations of Bornean orangutans had fallen. One of these provinces is Central Kalimantan which saw a sharp decrease in deforestation in the period 2018/2019-2019/2020 of 73.6%, also part of the sharp nationwide decline in deforestation in this period. 

Indonesia underlines efforts to protect home of flagship species at Leaders’ Summit
April 23, 2021

This news report focused on part of a speech by President Joko Widodo at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate in which he declared that Indonesia’s permanent moratorium on primary forest and peatland conversion - which covers a greater area than the UK and Norway combined - demonstrates that the country is leading by example. The move to implement a permanent moratorium also underlines the government's efforts to protect the habitat of various of the world’s flagship species. 

Doubling of Sumatran tiger population as part of enhanced climate action
July 29, 2021

Coinciding with Global Tiger Day, this news report highlighted the scale of efforts made by Indonesian forestry authorities to achieve their target of doubling the Sumatran tiger’s population. Indonesia’s permanent moratorium map covers up to 60% of the Sumatran tiger’s habitat, amounting to an area of more than 8.15 million hectares - or nearly double the size of Switzerland. This Sumatran tiger habitat is still distributed across various existing forestry and palm oil concessions. 

Minister: Indonesia on track, optimistic about protecting Sumatran elephants
August 12, 2021

To mark World Elephant Day, Indonesian forestry authorities reiterated that Indonesia, thanks especially to its permanent moratorium map, has a million reasons to remain confident about protecting its flagship species, including the Sumatran elephant, and is determined to ensure the continuing expansion and thriving of their population, as well as to protect their habitat which straddles numerous existing forestry and palm oil concessions. 

Minister: Orangutans are part of “Resilient Indonesia, Growing Indonesia”
August 19, 2021

This news report, released to coincide with World Orangutan Day, underscored how Indonesian forestry authorities have guaranteed that there will never be any extinction of Sumatran orangutans, Tapanuli orangutans and Bornean orangutans. This assurance was backed up by the presentation of indisputable evidence such as the fact that millions of hectares in Indonesia have been allocated as a permanent home for multiple flagship species. Substantial areas within existing forestry and palm oil concessions are also still inhabited by Sumatran and Bornean orangutans. 

Minister reemphasizes value of permanent efforts on World Rhino Day
September 22, 2021

This news report conveyed the optimism felt by Indonesian forestry authorities, supported by a strong set of evidence, that neither the Sumatran nor Javan rhino will ever go extinct; on the contrary, the populations of these two majestic rhino species look set to continue growing. Moreover, despite the challenges posed by the global pandemic, Indonesian forestry authorities stressed that on-the-ground actions to monitor and protect these two flagship species continue unabated and involve all possible resources and efforts. 

This month marks 5 years since historical milestone for Leuser Ecosystem
November 18, 2021

This news report reminded readers that November is a historic month in terms of the conservation of the Leuser Ecosystem, as it was in November 2016 that Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya made the landmark legal move of reincorporating the Leuser Ecosystem into the Aceh spatial plan, thereby reversing a previous decision to exclude the boundaries of the only place on earth in which multiple flagship species coexist.


TAGS: FLAGSHIP SPECIES , HABITAT , FORESTS

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