Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Forestry Department Announced East Kalimantan Forest Violators

Forestry Department Announced East Kalimantan Forest Violators

Tuesday, 30 March, 2010

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: The Forestry Department has listed at least 150 forest exploration violations cases in East Kalimantan and has ordered other provincial administrations to report similar violations in their respective regions.

Director General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservancy of the Forestry Department Darori said “There were two companies found exploiting resources within the Bukit Soeharto (Soeharto Hill) Great Forest Area,” a conservation area for research and educational purposes of Mulawarman State University.

The companies are PT Artha Pratama Jaya dan PT Kaltim Batu Manunggal, with the first one has mined about 40 hectares of areas in the conservation zone.

Darori also admitted that the two mining companies were just small fraction of over a dozen other breaching into the national park.

The Forestry Department said it has sent a team to investigate all the cases, adding that among all regiona East Kalimantan and North Sumatra were probably identified with some of the worst forestry violations.