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Forest resources

According to the FAO (2015) Indonesia has around 91.0 million hectares of forested land, which constitutes to 53.0% of the total land area. Around 86.1 million hectares are primary or otherwise naturally regenerated forest, and around 4.9 million hectares are planted forest.

For the purposes of management, six types are distinguished: mixed hill forests, sub-montane / montane and alpine forests, savanna / bamboo / deciduous / monsoon forests, peat swamp forests, fresh water swamp forests, and tidal forests (mangroves). Mixed hill forests account for about 65% of the natural forests and are the most important for timber production.

Most of Indonesia’s forest is owned by the state (86.9%) and the remainder is so-called titled forest. A titled forest is a forest located on land on which the land title is registered by private organizations or individuals. The vast majority of the production forests are owned by the state, but directly managed by private corporations and institutions based on forest concessions.

Indonesia has three categories of forest land: Conservation Forests, Protection Forests, and Production Forests. MoEF (2018) stated that Production forests (Hutan Produksi, HP) covers about 57% (68.8 million hectares) of the Indonesian forest area. Conservation forests (Hutan Konservasi) covers a total area of 22.1 million hectares or 18 % (with an additional 5.3 million hectares of marine conservation areas). While Protection forests (Hutan lindung) have watershed functions and cover the remaining 29.7 million hectares or 25 %. Most of Indonesia’s remaining land area is made up of non-forest public lands, known as Areas for Other Purposes (Areal Penggunaan Lain, or APL).

There are two distinct forms of forest resource management in Indonesia. These are the plantation industry, which up until recently was dominated by teak plantations in Java, and the selective forestry, located mostly on outer islands. Over the past two decades, plantation forestry for the pulp and paper industry has become a significant component of Indonesia’s forest industry. Pulpwood plantations are dominated by acacia and eucalyptus species, which grow quickly in Indonesia’s tropical climate.

Production and export

According to ITTO (2019) the Indonesian industry produced in 2017 and 2018 about 73.8 million m3 of roundwood, which is almost entirely consumed within the country. The export of primary timber products accounts for a total export value of 2,042 million US dollars in 2018, with plywood being the most important product (1,602 million US dollars) and to a lesser extent also sawn wood (347 million US dollars).

The high domestic consumption of logs in the table above is due to the use by domestic industries, in particular the pulp and paper industry and tertiary industries such as furniture production. With the exception of pulp and paper, timber industries have been on a decline since the late 90’s. Pulp and paper demand now makes up 50 per cent of the log output in Indonesia, which mainly originates from plantations. Indonesia is a net exporter of timber and timber products and although exports are going worldwide, the Far East contributes to the majority of the timber exports. Key exports include processed goods, namely: plywood, pulp and paper, mouldings and joinery, furniture, sawn timber and veneer. The graph below only covers the customs product code 44 Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal. This contributes approximately to 40% of the country’s export of wood-based products, while pulp and paper products account for over 50% of Indonesia’s wood-based exports. This demonstrates the particular relevance of the pulp and paper industry for the Indonesian forest sector.

Commonly harvested species for the timber industry include:

  • Meranti (Shorea spp.)
  • Keruing (Dipterocarpus spp.)
  • Kapur (Dryobalanops spp.)
  • Mersawa (Anisoptera spp.)
  • Teak (Tectona grandis) from plantations

Sources of information

Legality framework

Forest governance

Forestry Law No.41/1999 is the primary legislative instrument that governs forestry in Indonesia. Before 2015, forest areas were classified into 2 categories based on its status, the first is state forest (hutan negara) and the second is forest subject to rights (hutan hak).

With the reformation on forestry sector in 2015, the Indonesia government has issued a decree namely Ministry of Environmental and Forestry regulation No. P.32/ 2015 where forest areas are classified as:

  1. State forest (hutan negara)
  2. Forest subject to rights (hutan hak)
  3. Indigenous forest (hutan adat)

The government recognizes that forest areas can fulfil 3 distinctive functions:

  1. Conservation
  2. Protection
  3. Production

Based on its function, there are three main administrative forest categories for state forests in Indonesia:

  1. Production Forest (Hutan Produksi), the most common type with sub-categories such as:​
    1. Permanent Production Forest, (Hutan Produksi Tetap - HP). The Permanent Production Forest has characteristics such as less steep slopes, less sensitive soil types and less precipitation intensity, which taken together dictate these areas may be selectively logged in a normal manner.
    2. Limited Production Forest, (Hutan Produksi Terbatas – HPT) refers to those parts of the Production Forest with specific characteristic such as steep slopes, sensitive soil type and high precipitation intensity which, taken together, dictate that these areas be logged less intensively than is permitted in the permanent production forest.
    3. Convertible Production Forest (Hutan Produksi yang dapat di Konversi – HPK) refers to those parts of production forest that is permissible to be converted to other non-forestry land use.
  2. Protection Forest (Hutan Lindung – HL)  e.g. for watersheds
  3. Conservation Forest (Hutan Konservasi – HK) which includes Nature Reserves, Nature Conservation areas and Hunting Parks (KSA/KPA/TB).

The definition of those 3 forest categories are stipulated in a government regulation Peraturan Pemerintah Republik Indonesia Nomor 44 Tahun 2004 mengenai Perencanaan Hutan along with criteria of each forest.

All timber production from state forest both natural forest and plantation can only be designated in the production forest. Under Regulation nr. 6 from 2007, with its recent revision (Peraturan Pemerintah Republik Indonesia Nomor 3 Tahun 2008) obliges all concession holders that want to produce timber within the state forest (natural forest and plantation) to develop 10-year forest management plans and annual operational plans. IHMB (Inventarisasi Hutan Menyeluruh Berkala) or Periodic Comprehensive Forest Inventory will be the basis to determine annual harvest level by considering standing stock potency of forest stand and growth of commercial species at a particular size of forest area. Technical guidance to develop the Periodic Comprehensive Forest Inventory can be found in Regulation P.33 from 2014.

As above mentioned, only forest areas designated as production forest timber production is allowed. Both concession license holders of natural forest and plantations must follow the sylvicultural system set by the government, as stipulated in Ministry of Forestry regulation P.11/2009.  Ministry to ensure aspect of sustainability in managing the state forest is complied.

Legal rights to harvest


Any entity that intends to do timber production, whether in natural forest or plantation forest with production function, must possess a concession license granted by the government. For natural forest the permit is 55 years maximum with a possible extension, whilst a plantation permit is granted for 100 years maximum without any exception for an extension.

For land conversion permit license holders (Izin Pemanfaatan Kayu – IPK), based on government regulation Nr. 6/2007 the validity of the license is only for one year without any possibility of extension.

Once a business entity is granted a permit from the government then it’s obliged to develop a 10-year Forest Management Plan (Rencana Kerja Izin Usaha Pemanfaatan Hasil Hutan Kayu/RKUPHHK) based on a Periodic Comprehensive Forest Inventory (Inventarisasi Hutan Menyeluruh Berkala - IHMB), and an Annual Operational Plan (Rencana Kerja Tahunan - RKT).

For IPK (Izin Pemanfaatan Kayu) /land conversion permit license holders, the licensee is only obliged to develop an Annual Operational Plan (Rencana Kerja Tahunan - RKT) based on merchantable standing stock.

License holders also need to comply with several international conventions such as CITES, IUCN, CBD and national regulation, such as Undang-Undang Nomor 5 Tahun 1990 tentang Konservasi Sumberdaya Alam Hayati dan Ekosistemnya for the protection of flora and fauna where license holder is restricted to harvest, keep and/or sell protected species under no circumstances.

Both in 10-years forest management plan (Rencana Kerja Izin Usaha Pemanfaatan Hasil Hutan Kayu/RKUPHHK) based on a IHMB (Inventarisasi Hutan Menyeluruh Berkala) or Periodic Comprehensive Forest Inventory and annual operational plan (Rencana Kerja Tahunan/RKT), the license holder for natural forest and plantation need to delineate protected areas such as river riparian, germ plasm conservation areas (Kawasan Pelestarian Plasma Nutfah - KPPN), community/indigenous sites (economy, religious and historical), permanent sample plots for growth and yield, wildlife preservation areas (kantong satwa), seed bank site (tegakan benih), etc.

Furthermore, prior to the initial operational/timber harvesting activities concession license holders must develop and implement an Environmental Impact Assessment, as set in Ministry of Environment Regulation Nr. 5/2012. This assessment also includes a Social Impact Assessment toward surrounding local communities. Potential impacts of forestry operations (in natural forest, plantations or during forest conversion) on the ecosystem, landscape, hydrology, species composition and wildlife habitat are studied.


Legal rights to harvest in private forest (hutan hak) has less requirements as it is a private land and the size of the ownership is on average between 0.25 – 1 ha. The governance of private land is not within the Ministry of Environmental and Forestry instead it’s under National Land Agency (Badan Pertanahan Nasional/BPN). Act No 5/1960, is the basic agrarian legislation. Under the current SVLK-standard, legal rights to harvest in private land related to land ownership where there must be a record of ownership from the relevant authority.

Taxes and fees

For concession license holders operating in state forest, upon holding a valid license of a management rights it is obliged to settle a license fee (Iuran Izin Usaha Pemanfaatan Hasil Hutan Kayu - IIUPHHK) in accordance with government regulation Nr. 12/2014. This license fee is calculated differently from 3 different regions (Sumatera & Sulawesi; Kalimantan & Maluku and Nusa Tenggara & Papua) and incurred per year per hectare per license to the concession license holder. An additional fee applies to plantations if the concession license holder is converting natural forest to plantation with a clear-cut system with artificial regeneration called Sistem Tebang Habis Permudaan Buatan (THPB),  where the fee incurred is per license per hectare and per year.

For timber production from state forest, a concession license holder must settle 2 kinds of fees: Reforestation fund (Dana Reboisasi - DR) and Forest Resources Provision (Provisi Sumber Daya Hutan - PSDH). The fees incurred are based on 3 different diameter classes of roundwood:

  1. Kayu Bulat (KB), diameter > 49 cm
  2. Kayu Bulat Sedang (KBS), diameter 30-49 cm
  3. Kayu Bulat Kecil (KBK), diameter < 30 cm

The fees vary per species group, such as Meranti (Shorea), Rimba Campur (Mixed Timber Species) and Kayu Indah (Fancy Timber Species) and per region (Sumatera & Sulawesi; Kalimantan & Maluku and Nusa Tenggara & Papua). Dana Reboisasi (DR) is set at a fix price in USD per cubic meter whilst forest resources provision (Prohutan visi Sumber Daya Hutan/PSDH) is incurred based on benchmark price times 6-10%.

For private forest, as it is an individual property, there are no requirements to pay any fees on timber production and the only applicable regulation is that the land owner must settle property tax (Pajak Bumi dan Bangunan - PBB) on an annual basis to the local revenue agency (Dinas Pendapatan Daerah  - Dispenda).

For communities, the requirements on taxes and fees are the same as for private forests.

Timber harvesting activities

STATE FOREST (HUTAN NEGARA) – natural forest

Referring to the recent Regulation for Timber Administration, Nr. P60 from 2016  and  P.43 from 2015. for natural forest (IUPHHK-HA) and forest conversion (IPK), prior to the development of Annual Operational Plan, the licensee must carry out a 100% pre-harvest inventory for merchantable species and tagged with a barcode label that specifies information such as compartment, tree number, species, diameter, tree height and tree position scanned with an Android handheld. The results of the pre-harvest inventory must be recorded electronically in an Inventory Report (Laporan Hasil Cruising - LHC) and uploaded it to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Wood On-line Administration System (Sistem Informasi Peredaran Hasil Hutan / SIPUHH).

Once the tree is felled and extracted to the log landing, the licensee must scale and grade the timber, and record it electronically in a Scaling & Grading Report (Buku Ukur), then upload it to SIPUHH-database. As the measurement at the log landing is considered a final one, the uploaded data will be retrieved as a draft to settle applicable tax and royalties.

Once tax and royalties has been settled, the licensee will be able to generate a Report on Timber Production (Laporan Hasil Produksi - LHP) then haul the logs to log yard. At the log yard, all logs will be stacked until the volume of the barge is reached. Prior to the shipment, the licensee needs to generate a Legal Transport Document (Surat Keterangan Sahnya Hasil Hutan - SKSHH) to accompany the timber during the shipment.


Once the tree is felled and extracted to the nearest log landing, the concession must carry out Scaling & Grading either for each individual tree or grouped with the conversion of staple meter/weight. Further process is similar with natural forest where once the measurement is completed then it needs to be recorded in a Grading Measurement Report (Buku Ukur), then the concession has to settle applicable and relevant taxes & fees then the concession can generate a Production Report (Laporan Hasil Produksi - LHP). The production report is produced on a bi-weekly basis and as a basis to issue legal transport document called Surat Keterangan Sahnya Hasil Hutan (SKSHH).


For private land, there is no requirement to carry out any pre-harvest activities. Once the tree is felled and transported for delivery, the timber needs to have a Legal Transport Document (Nota Angkutan). This document contains information such as name of land owner, species, volume, destination, location of harvesting site, etc. The land owner can obtain a copy of this document from the relevant authority at no cost and fill out this form manually, according to Regulation P.85 from 2016 and P.48 from 2017. However, to prevent the abuse of this document, the government limits the scope for the use of the Legal Transport Document. It can be used for all private land on Jawa and Bali. For timber export from private land on other islands, the scope is limited to 23 timber species: Jati (Teak), Mahoni (Mahogany), Nyawai, Gmelina, Lamtoro, Kaliandra, akasia (Acacia), Kemiri, Durian, Cempedak, Dadap, Duku, Jambu, Jengkol, Kelapa, Kecapi, Kenari, Mangga, Manggis, Melinjo, Nangka, Rambutan, Randu, Sawo, Sukun, Trembesi, Waru, Karet, Jabon, Sengon and Petai.

Land owners of private forest or community forest are not required to obtain an SVLK certificate (Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu) / Timber Legality Verification System certificate. Instead, another Supplier Verification Form (Dokumen Kesesuaian Pemasok - DKP) is considered as legal evidence adhering to SVLK.

Third parties' rights

The amended Constitution 1945 paragraph 18B(2) explicitly recognizes the term “hukum adat” (customary laws) as part of “kesatuan-kesatuan masyarakat hukum adat beserta hak-hak tradisionalnya”. The Constitution clearly stipulates that “the State recognizes and respects traditional communities along with their traditional customary rights as long as these remain in existence and are in accordance with the societal development and the principles of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, and they shall be regulated by law.

The legal, regulatory and policy frameworks for land tenure,  ownership or community management rights of forest resources is set by the Constitutional Court Decision No. 35 of 2012 (MK 35) that recognizes customary forests (hutan adat) and their removal from the state forest estate. This means that customary forest can be registered as forest subject to rights (hutan hak) and allows indigenous people to exercise their rights to manage their own forests without having to worry about any development plan being imposed on those pieces of forest land. At the ministry level, the Ministry of Forestry also has issued a decree Nr. P. 32 from 2015 where indigenous forest (hutan adat) is one of the categories of forest areas in Indonesia and this regulation sets the rights and responsibilities of the owner of the indigenous forest.

Trade and transport

As above-mentioned transporting timber from the forest gate to the mill must be accompanied by a Legal Transport Document, a Surat Keterangan Sahnya Hasil Hutan – SKSHH in case of state forest and a Nota Angkutan in case of private forest. Surat Keterangan Sahnya Hasil Hutan (SKSHH) has an attachment of a log list called DKB (Daftar Kayu Bulat) that specifies barcode ID, tree species, length, diameter and volume.

If a concession license holder intends to deliver the timber to a different island then it is obliged to have an inter-island transport permit (Pedagang Kayu Antar Pulau Terdaftar - PKAPT).

Once the mill received the timber, it will process the timber. To export timber products, a manufacturer must hold a valid SVLK certificate and for each shipment the product must be accompanied with a V-legal document. To be able to receive a V-Legal document the exporter needs to hold a Forestry Industry Products Registered Exporters Certificate (ETPIK) issued by the Ministry of Trade. After issuance of the V-Legal document the exporter prepares an Export Declaration Document, which is submitted to Customs. Customs issues an Export Approval Document for Customs clearance.

FLEGT License

On 15 November 2016 Indonesia began issuing FLEGT licenses to verified legal timber products exported to the EU (for more information see Indonesia’s SILK database)

Key documents

The below listed key documents are based on the applicable legislation and are considered to play a key role in demonstrating legal origin.


Concession license for natural forests
Ministry of Forestry
An entity that wants to produce timber must possess a concession license. For natural forest the permit is valid for 55 years maximum with a possible extension.
Concession license for plantations
Ministry of Forestry
A plantation permit is granted for 100 years maximum without any exception for an extension.
Land Conversion Permit (Izin Pemanfaatan Kayu – IPK)
Ministry of Forestry
A land clearing permit for any entity clearing the forest stand for non-forestry land use
Laporan Hasil Cruising (LHC)/inventory report
The FME (Forest Management Enterprise)
Prior to harvesting, the FME is required to carry out pre-harvest inventory and recorded all harvestable trees
Production Report (Laporan Hasil Produksi/LHP)
The FME (Forest Management Enterprise)
Production report on all logs harvested
The FME (Forest Management Enterprise)
A final measurement of the logs dimension and its grading quality at log landing areas
Ministry of Forestry
Legal transport document for any timber from state forest both natural forest and plantation
Ministry of Forestry
An attachment of the legal transport document that listed tree species, dimension, tree number, production report number and barcode label
Nota Angkutan
Ministry of Forestry
Delivery document of timber product from private land (community forest and/or indigenous forest)

Processing and trade

SVLK certificate
Independent third-party certification body
A certificate issued by independent third-party certification body once an entity passes the SVLK audit
Independent third-party certification body
A document issued by independent third-party certification body for SVLK certificate holder that intends to export a wood product
Sales invoice
A list of detail product
Freight forwarding company
Pemberitahuan Ekspor Barang (PEB)/export declaration
Declaration form of exported timber product
FLEGT licensing authorities.
The FLEGT licensing authorities’ issue FLEGT licenses for consignments of timber products, if the verification system has evidence of legal compliance.

Bans and quota

A presidential instruction signed in May 2015 prevents new logging licenses being granted for a further two years, then on July 2017 new President Instruction signed to extend the moratorium of new concession license,  which is almost identical to the previous moratorium. Export of roundwood and rough sawn timber for all species are banned to protect domestic wood processing industries, although there has been some discussion to review that policy with a restricted manner.

Cites and protected species

There are some tree species listed on CITES Appendix II from Indonesia.

  • Ramin (Gonystylus spp.). The CITES listing applies to all parts and derivatives of the tree, except seeds; seedling or tissue cultures obtained in vitro, in solid or liquid media, transported in sterile containers; and cut flowers of artificially propagated plants.
  • Agarwood (Gyrinops spp.). Indonesia has a quota for this species of 5000 kg in 2015. The CITES listing applies to all parts and derivatives except: seeds and pollen; seedling or tissue cultures obtained in vitro, in solid or liquid media, transported in sterile containers; fruits; leaves; exhausted agarwood powder, including compressed powder in all shapes; and finished products packaged and ready for retail trade; this exemption does not apply to beads, prayer beads and carvings.
  • Agarwood (Aquilaria spp.). Indonesia has a quota for this species of 178500 kg in 2015. The CITES listing applies to all parts and derivatives except: seeds and pollen; seedling or tissue cultures obtained in vitro, in solid or liquid media, transported in sterile containers; fruits; leaves; exhausted agarwood powder, including compressed powder in all shapes; and finished products packaged and ready for retail trade; this exemption does not apply to beads, prayer beads and carvings.
  • Himalayan yew (Taxus wallichiana). The CITES listing applies to all parts and derivatives except: seeds and pollen; and finished products packaged and ready for retail trade.
  • Serpentine wood (Rauvolfia serpentine). The CITES listing applies to all parts and derivatives except: seeds and pollen; and finished products packaged and ready for retail trade.

In addition to the CITES-listed species there are some tree species which are protected by national law. These species are locally known as Tengkawang and are all member of the Shorea family.

  • Shorea beccariana
  • Shorea compressa
  • Shorea gysberstiana
  • Shorea lepidota
  • Shorea martiana
  • Shorea mexistopteryx
  • Shorea micrantha
  • Shorea palembanica
  • Shorea pinanga
  • Shorea semiris
  • Shorea singkawang
  • Shorea stenopten
  • Shorea stenoptera

National action on timber legality

Indonesia and the EU entered into negotiations for a voluntary partnership agreement in March 2007. The Agreement was signed in September 2013 and ratified in April 2014. On 15 November 2016 Indonesia began issuing FLEGT licenses to verified legal timber products to be exported to the EU. The FLEGT license, issued by a FLEGT – licensing authority, accompanies shipments of timber exported from Indonesia to EU member states, to certify that the timber has been harvested, transported, processed and traded according to Indonesian law. This achievement follows the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) where only legal timber can enter EU market.

Indonesia has developed a national timber legality assurance system called SVLK (Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu). The SVLK licensing authorities currently issue ‘V-legal’ licences to accompany exports of verified legal wood. When the timber legality assurance system is operating as described in the VPA, the licensing authorities will issue FLEGT licence to accompany exports of verified legal timber destined for the EU. An agreement by Indonesia and the European Union (EU) has been reached, to issue the world's first Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) timber license as a major achievement in the fight against illegal logging (

Indonesia will continue to issue V-legal documents for other export destinations.  Issuance V-Legal documents are submitted in the online system of the Ministry of Forestry, which connects automatically to the system of the Ministry of Trade and custom authority.

Third party certification

Mandatory third party certification

Indonesian forest regulations require that  forestry business units must obtain a mandatory assessment of sustainable forest management for a concession license holder:

  • If the concession license holder has been operating more than 3 years: PHPL  certificate (Pengelolaan Hutan Produksi Lestari)
  • If the concession license holder has been operating less than 3 years: legality verification system, SVLK-certificate (Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu)

The assessment must be carried out by an independent third-party certification body that has been accredited by the National Accreditation Committee or Komite Akreditasi Negara (KAN). Manufacturers of timber products must also obtain SVLK as a requirement to be able to issue V-legal document for its product shipped out from Indonesia.

The PHPL certificate is valid for 5 years and every year the concession license holder has to go through a surveillance audit to ensure it continues to comply with the regulation set by government. The SVLK certificate is only valid for 3 years and after 3 years the concession license holder must be assessed against mandatory assessment of sustainable forest management PHPL (Pengelolaan Hutan Produksi Lestari). For SVLK certificate in the downstream industry, the certificate is valid for 3 years and every year the manufacturer must go through a surveillance audit cycle. Particularly for small and medium enterprise (SME’s) within the SVLK system, the system allows SME’s to opt for a group certification and the surveillance audit is only conducted once in 2 years in order to be cost-effective for the audit. There are 25 certification bodies (LVLK/Lembaga Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu) for SVLK and 14 certification bodies for PHPL (Pengelolaan Hutan Produksi Lestari), comprising companies of local and foreign origin.

Voluntary third party certification

As of January 2019 to date, 2,473,468 ha of forest areas have obtained FSC FM certificate in Indonesia for 34 FMU (Forest Management Units), comprising of natural forest, plantations and private forests from communities. This figure has increased significantly over the past 10 years due to the high-demand of FSC certified products in the global market. About 283 FSC-CoC certificate are currently valid in the secondary and tertiary timber industry.

Another PEFC endorsed voluntary scheme, called IFCC (Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation) has certified 3,912,747 ha of forest areas of as of 31 December 2019 (PEFC, 2020) where all certified operations are pulp and paper plantations. Despite the increasing number of certified forest areas under the voluntary scheme, this achievement is not well-acknowledged by government as it is considered as a competitor for its mandatory PHPL assessment.

A somewhat different certification system is the Certisource Legality Assurance System (CLAS), which is thus far only used in Indonesia. This certification system is a voluntary for legality verification and the standard is developed based on both WWF-GFTN and Indonesian legality criteria. The system uses the traditional chain of custody auditing approach, supported by DNA tracking technologies. CertiSource policy requires concessions and sawmills to demonstrate a concrete commitment to reach sustainable forest management certification.

Other efforts that have been made on forest certification in Indonesia were by Bureau Veritas Origin and Legality of Wood (OLB) standard.

Sources of information


Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan (Ministry of Environment and Forestry)
Gedung Pusat Manggala Wanabakti
Jln. Gatot Subroto No 2 RT1/RW3 - Senayan
Jakarta Pusat
Indonesia 10207
Jakarta, Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 858 0067
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry is the cabinet-level, government ministry in the Republic of Indonesia responsible for managing and conserving Indonesia’s forests, and making sure sustainable ecosystems are in place and protected. The Ministry also has jurisdiction over national parks and management of national reserves.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Sub Directorate on Export and Import Notification of Forest Industry Product
Gedung Manggala Wanabakti Blok II Lt. 2
Jln. Gatot Subroto - Senayan
10270 Jakarta
Tel: +62 21 5730268
This organization is largely responsible for managing the website, or better known as Timber Legality Information System (SILK). On this website V-legal certificates are published.
CITES management authority
Directorate General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation, Directorate of Biodiversity Conservation
7th Floor, Block VII
Manggala Wanabhakti Building
Jalan Gatot Subroto - Senayan
10270 Jakarta
CITES terrestrial management authority as part of the Ministries of Environment and Forestry. For CITES species under marine species, the management authority falls under the Marine and Fisheries Ministry.
Jl. Cifor, Situ Gede,
16680 Bogor
Tel: +62 251 622622
CIFOR is Centre for International Forestry Research, a global research organisation based in Bogor, Indonesia. It has staff involved in all aspects of forestry, including social, ecological and production issues. Its publications are of the highest quality and provide theoretical as well as practical background. Whereas the organisation is not commercial, it does work with commercial groups, often from a research basis.
WWF GFTN Indonesia
Irwan Gunawan
Gedung Graha
Simatupang Tower 2 Unit C 7 Floor JI
Letjen TB Simatupang Kav 38
Jakarta, Indonesia
Tel: + 62 812 5859 265
GFTN-Indonesia is the Indonesian chapter of WWF's Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN). The GFTN is WWF's initiative to eliminate illegal logging and improve the management of valuable and threatened forests.
Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF)
Jl. Flamboyan I No 6
Perumahan Taman Cimanggu Bogor
West Java
16164 Indonesia
Bogor, Indonesia
Tel: +62 251 754 0040
The TFF is an NGO widely supported by the tropical forest industry, environmental organizations, and educational institutions. Its objective is to support broad-based adoption of sustainable forest management practices in the tropical world through engaging the operational forest sector, be it industry or community organizations. The TFF carries out training, demonstration, and information dissemination activities in a broad range of forest management activities in response to requests and based on need. TFF's services are provided free to willing participants and cover topics including mapping, planning, reduced logging implementation, development of management systems, and forest certification. It is represented in the Asia/Pacific Region with an office in Jakarta supported by the Association of Indonesian Concessionaires Holders.
The Borneo Initiative
Mr. Peter de Haan
Programme Director
GoWork Chubb Square #814
Jl. MH Thamrin No. 10
Jakarta Pusat 10230
Jakarta, Indonesia
Tel: +62 878 721 006 32
The Borneo Initiative is a NGO that promotes responsible management of forests in Indonesia by working toward large-scale forest certification and providing market access and support for certified forest products.


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