• Mr. Franck Viault (Head of Cooperation), Ms. Marja Daffern (Deputy Head of Finance, Contracts and Audit) and Mr. Giovanni Serritella (Programme Manager for Environment, Climate change and FLEGT-VPA) of the EU Delegation to Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and ASEAN visited the base camp of the Elephant Patrol Unit (EPU), which is managed  and operated by LIF, at Aras Napal on Thursday, 16 April 2015. More

  • Seven of the world's rarest rhinoceroses have been found in a national park in Indonesia. This is the first time the creatures have been seen in 26 years. Deforestation is still pushing the Sumatran toward extinction.

    Hidden cameras buried deep in an Indonesian national park have snapped images of seven critically endangered Sumatran rhinos. The rhinos haven't been seen in more than a quarter of a century and conservationists had feared the Sumatran was extinct. But, six females and one male rhino are now known to live in the Mount Leuser National Park, which is on the northern tip of Sumatra. More

  • The Leuser Management Unit (LMU), while implementing the Leuser Development Programme (funded jointly by the EU and GoI), officially launched the Elephant Patrol Unit (EPU) in Aras Napal on 9 May 2000 and this was the first of its kind in Indonesia. More

  • The Conservation Response Unit (CRU) will mitigate human-elephant conflicts. This Unit has four trained elephants under the supervision of a mahout provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA). The project will support the initial cost for the infrastructure development of the CRU and also support its operational costs until 2016. The elephants will be supported and the local community will participate in monitoring wildlife conflicts and illegal forestry activities. More

  • Dr. Jamal Gawi, MES, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Leuser International Foundation, participated in a discussion on Tigers (Wildlife Protection Series) at @america Pacific Place in Jakarta on Wednesday, 1 October 2014. More


Aceh Revokes 22 Mining Licenses

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Government of Aceh revoked 22 mining permits (IUP) related to the Governor's Instruction No.11 / 2014 on the moratorium on mining permits that are inactive and do not provide revenues to the province.

"The licenses were revoked by Ache's regents and mayors," Said Ikhsan, chief of Aceh Mining and Energy Department (Distamben), said on Wednesday, March 10 during a Forum Group Discussion (FGD) dubbed 'Synchronization of the Work Plan SKPA' held by the department and the Aceh Anti-Corruption Movement (GeRAK Aceh).

Askhalani, coordinator of GeRAK Aceh, hopes the governor's instruction will facilitate dispute resolutions in the mining sector.

Listed below are 22 mining firms whose licenses in Aceh have been revoked, based on GeRAK Aceh's data:

1. PT Glee Rinder Pratama (iron sand, Pidie)2. PT Amrith Permata Prima (iron ore, Aceh Jaya)3. PT Sharan Sumber Makmur (iron ore, Aceh Jaya)4. PT Prema Kencana Mitra Sejahtera (coal, Aceh Jaya)5. PT Berjaya Mineral Kencana (coal, Aceh Jaya)6. PT Baramulia Energi (coal, Aceh Jaya)7. PT Potensi Bumi Energi (antimony, Aceh Jaya)8. PT Surya Tambang Perkasa (manganese, Aceh Jaya)9. PT Aceh Tuwan Sinarawi (coal, Aceh Barat)10. PT Makmur Inti Tambang (coal, Aceh Barat)11. PT Makmur Inti Bersaudara (coal, Aceh Barat)12. PT Mountas Inti Tambang (coal, Aceh Barat)13. PT Tambang Emas Cemerlang (emas, Nagan Raya)14. PT Kencana Murni Sarana (gold, Nagan Raya)15. PT Anugerah Senimardani (gold-placer, Nagan Raya)16. Koperasi Cempala Sakti (gold-placer, Nagan Raya17. PT Aceh Mining Lestari (coal, Nagan Raya)18. PT Aceh Mineral Gemilang (coal, Nagan Raya)19. PT Commerce Ventural Coal (coal, Nagan Raya)20. PT Rimbaka Mining Makmur (coal, Nagan Raya)21. PT Anti Unggul Mineral (coal, Nagan Raya)22. PT Rimbaka Mining Makmur (iron ore, Subulussalam)



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