The Indonesian government is currently grappling with how to manage a timber processing industry which has been plagued by massive corruption scandals and a massive amount of illegal logging.
Indonesia is one of the world’s largest producers of timber and timber products.
Indonesia’s Prime Minister, Joko Widodo, is currently under fire for his decision to introduce a law which was passed in late 2016 to make it a criminal offence for people to take forest land for timber processing.
However, a new report by the Indonesian Centre for Sustainable Development (CEDD) has revealed that many Indonesian companies have been involved in illegal logging and other illegal activities in Indonesia.
According to CEDD, Indonesia has the second-largest forest industry in the world, and it is estimated that over 1,500,000 hectares of forests are under logging.
The CEDT is currently working to increase transparency in the logging industry and has created an online database, called “Indonesia’s forest forest,” which allows people to track illegal logging in their areas.
However it is still unclear if the Indonesian government will follow the recommendations made by the CEDHD report.
The Indonesian Prime Minister has already said that he will continue with the current policy, despite the CMD report, while some government officials have said they are still considering the recommendations.
According the report, a significant number of illegal loggers have been employed in Indonesia by major timber processing companies, including the giant timber processing company, TNC.
“According to the new CMD study, some of the largest logging companies, such as the TNC, have engaged in illegal forest processing activities in some parts of Indonesia,” said CEDO director and executive director, Rachael MacGregor.
“For instance, one of TNC’s biggest timber processing projects is in the province of Pahang, which is where it’s believed that some of its illegal logging has taken place.”
Indonesia is currently facing the worst forest crisis in decades, as forest fires have decimated vast swathes of forest in some areas.
In the past, logging companies have built roads through the forests in order to move their timber.
However the new report shows that these roads have turned into makeshift roadways that are full of illegal logs, which have resulted in the destruction of the forest and the destruction and destruction of wildlife.
This report also revealed that the Cheddars, an Indonesian NGO which has long campaigned for better forest management in the country, has also identified some of Indonesia’s biggest logging companies that are involved in logging activities.
“We are also seeing that many of the illegal logging operations that are taking place in the forests are also taking place with the help of companies which have the largest presence in the area,” said Rachae MacGregory, executive director of CEDOs Indonesia.
“The Indonesian government should act now to stop the logging, to stop all illegal logging, and to hold all companies responsible.”
The Indonesian PM has said that the government will continue to pursue legal measures to curb illegal logging if it comes to it, but the report indicates that Indonesia’s logging industry is far from being the only industry which is implicated in the illegal activities.
According a report by Amnesty International, between 2016 and 2020, Indonesian companies received more than US$4 billion in illegal timber trade subsidies.
Amnesty International found that in the years before the current crisis began, Indonesia’s timber industry had received US$2.2 billion in timber subsidies.
The report said that this increased timber subsidies amounted to an estimated US$3.7 billion of illegal timber trading, including illegal logging of forests.
According Amnesty International’s report, “In 2017, the Government of Indonesia allocated US$1.8 billion in subsidies to timber producers and processed timber processing businesses.
However in the same year, over US$10 billion was also allocated to the logging sector, including US$16 billion in subsidy to timber processing and processing companies.”
“The logging industry in Indonesia is a major contributor to climate change,” said Katerina Muhluk, an Australian citizen, who was one of Amnesty International report’s authors.
“It is one thing to say that logging is bad, but it is quite another to say logging is the biggest driver of deforestation.
The logging sector is responsible for deforestation, and we need to act now, because if we don’t act now we will end up with a situation where we are going to end up like South Africa where people will be dying because they can’t find jobs,” said Muhlyk.
“And that is why the Government should stop all logging and all illegal logging and get it under control,” said MacGregore.