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International Wood Trade Event 2016 – Final Program

The Borneo Initiative and APHI are inviting forest concessions, processing industries, and FSC buyers to attend International Wood Trade Event that will take place in Surabaya, Indonesia on January 25-26, 2016.


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Papua achieves its first international forest management certificate

PRESS RELEASE – Jakarta, 10 November 2015

Amid global concerns over the spread of forest fires in Indonesia, mostly on land cleared for cultivation, the forest sector itself is making progress with the implementation of best management practices in forest protection and conservation.
Sustainable forest management in Indonesia reached a new milestone in August when PT Bintuni Utama Murni Wood Industries (PT BUMWI) achieved its Forest Stewardship Council certificate (FSCĀ®), the first forest concession in Papua to do so. FSCĀ® certified forest management is based on a set of principles and associated criteria that ensure that forests are managed to meet the social, economic, ecological, cultural and spiritual needs of present and future generations.

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