PT RAPP Mengancam Inisiatif Masyarakat Kelola Hutan Desa

Bogor, 31 Agustus 2009. Meski mendapat dukungan Menteri Kehutanan, inisiatif masyarakat Desa Teluk Binjai di Riau untuk membangun hutan desa terancam gagal oleh rencana perluasan areal Hutan Tanaman Industri (HTI) PT. Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP); oleh karena itu sejumlah LSM lokal dan nasional mendesak Pemerintah untuk mencabut ijin definitif pembangunan HTI tersebut. Read more

The Final Cut

When staring into the eyes of our closest relatives, the Great Apes, innocence and wisdom is reflected back at our complicated lives. Gistok, a famous orangutan from Tanjung Puting National Park, would spend hours with visitors to the park – playing, watching, learning and teaching. His innocence was shattered when he disappeared, probably killed by illegal loggers. Perhaps the reflection in his eyes was too frightening. Read more