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24Jun

Tackle forest fires through community outreach and technology

Forest fires have become a perennial phenomenon in Indonesia. Last year’s fires, which were the worst in 20 years, incurred huge losses for the Indonesian economy – the World Bank says that the economic cost … Continue reading “Tackle forest fires through community outreach and technology”

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2Jun

Continuing GAR’s sustainability journey with the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP)

This year’s World Environment Day (WED) falls on the 5th of June. WED is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Each WED is … Continue reading “Continuing GAR’s sustainability journey with the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP)”

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31May

Desa Siaga Api: Collaborating with indigenous peoples to prevent forest fires in Indonesia

Reaching out and working with a wide group of stakeholders is crucial when tackling the thorny problem of forest fires in Indonesia. GAR’s Desa Siaga Api programme aims to do that by collaborating with everyone … Continue reading “Desa Siaga Api: Collaborating with indigenous peoples to prevent forest fires in Indonesia”

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26May

Peat fires are a primary cause of the haze which last year blanketed huge areas of Indonesia as well as neighbouring countries, Singapore and Malaysia. Preventing forest fires and haze in Indonesia requires a multi-faceted … Continue reading “Preventing Indonesian forest fires in the long term: an update on GAR’s Peat Eco-system Rehabilitation Project in West Kalimantan”

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20May

How to prevent forest fires in Indonesia in the long-run – Desa Siaga Api in the classrooms

In our continuing series on GAR’s long-term forest fire prevention initiative – Desa Siaga Api, we take a look at how a variety of tactical approaches are being implemented on the ground through our collaboration … Continue reading “How to prevent forest fires in Indonesia in the long-run – Desa Siaga Api in the classrooms”

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3May

Finding long-term solutions for forest fires – Desa Siaga Api programme

With the memory of the worst haze season in 20 years still fresh in everyone’s minds, GAR has been focusing on long-term workable solutions to tackle forest fires in Indonesia. To do this effectively involves … Continue reading “Finding long-term solutions for forest fires – Desa Siaga Api programme”

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1Mar

Improving Educational Opportunities

Going to school for the children of Mantan Village was once a difficult feat due to the distance and the lack of good roads. The situation changed when the palm oil plantation started operating in … Continue reading “Improving Educational Opportunities”

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23Dec

Sinarmas involves the community in conservation efforts

In an effort to ensure environmental sustainability and long-term economic development, Sinarmas is involving the community in the management of conservation areas within its concessions. Work on this has begun at PT Kartika Prima Cipta … Continue reading “Sinarmas involves the community in conservation efforts”

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11Nov

Mobile free clinics at Kecamatan Nanga Tayap and Kabupaten Ketapan

During the haze crisis, the public and private sectors have joined forces to offer basic medical assistance to affected communities. Mobile free clinics were set up in 5 villages in Kecamatan Nanga Tayap and Kabupaten … Continue reading “Mobile free clinics at Kecamatan Nanga Tayap and Kabupaten Ketapan”

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