The State of Indonesia’s Forests report, published by Forest Watch Indonesia, provides data on forest cover change in Indonesia between 2009 – 2013, and projections of future forest loss. The report found that during the period of 2009 – 2013, Indonesia lost an average of 1.13 million hectares a year.

Findings from the study include that:

  • 25 percent (atau 44 million ha) of Indonesia’s total land area has been allocated land permits in the form of logging permits (Natural Forest Timber Production Permits, IUPHHK-HA), timber plantation permits (Plantation Forest Timber Production Permit, IUPHHK-HT), palm oil plantations and mining permits.
    11 million ha of natural forests have been allocated for logging, 1.5 million ha for timber plantations, 1.5 million for industrial plantations (largely palm oil), and 10 million ha for mining.
    7 million ha of land allocated for permits overlaps with other permits.
    There are 41 million ha of natural forest areas lack any form of institutions responsible for managing these areas.
  • Year: 2014
    Author: Forest Watch Indonesia