May 25, 2011

Moving Planet: A Day to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels

Moving Planet is a worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis—a single day to move away from fossil fuels. For too long, our leaders have denied and delayed, compromised and caved. That era must come to an end. Come on bike, on skates, on a board, or just on foot. Come with your neighbors and your friends, your family and your co-workers. Come be part of something huge. It's time to get moving on the climate crisis.

May 20, 2011

SBY Signs Decree on 2-Year Deforestation Moratorium

Fidelis E Satriastanti | May 19, 2011 | The Jakarta Globe

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has finally signed a two-year moratorium on the conversion into logging concessions of almost half of the total forest cover in Indonesia.
The moratorium is part of a bilateral agreement with Norway in which Indonesia will receive $1 billion to launch activities under the United Nations-backed Reducing Emissions From Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD Plus) program.
Agus Purnomo, a presidential adviser on climate change, said the moratorium applied to all peatlands and primary forests that had not been reserved for any purpose and for which no permits had been issued.
Agus said 64 million hectares of Indonesia’s 130 million hectares of total forest cover was protected by the moratorium, which took effect after Yudhoyono signed the decree on Thursday.
The adviser said that although existing laws already protected primary forests, the decree was needed to reinforce anti-logging measures.
“This is to make [the law] stronger. Primary forests, if touched, will mean violating the decree and there will be legal consequences,” Agus said.
The moratorium had originally been expected to take effect on Jan. 1, but it was delayed pending the decree’s signing.
The plan received a push from Norway, which sent a letter to the national government saying peatland and primary forests should not be logged.
However, Agus said logging could still continue in secondary forests, those regrown after being damaged by fires or logging.
Environment Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta said in March that even before a decree was signed, a moratorium had already been in place.
“We’ve banned the clearing of peatland and primary forests since the start of the year,” Gusti said. “We’ve already stopped issuing permits. The decree is only to provide legal certainty.”
Elfian Effendi, executive director of Greenomics, a forestry advocacy group, welcomed Yudhoyono’s decision.
“At this stage, we need to look at the political attitude of the president, who has given attention to forestry issues, even though the substance of the decree may not be perfect,” he said.
“We have to admit that not all leaders of country would want to take that step.”
Bustar Maitar, the head of Greenpeace’s forests campaign, also welcomed the decree, but he said the state should prove it can fully enforce the ban.
“We expect a meaningful moratorium which will protect Indonesian forests,” Bustar said on Thursday. “This should include the protection of all remaining natural forests, full protection of peatlands and a review of existing concession permits.”

May 10, 2011

Ornithologist - Indonesia

Organisation : Operation Wallacea
Salary : Voluntary
Location : Buton
Hours : Full Time
Position type : Volunteer
Contract : Temporary
Closing date : Fri 20 May 11
Website :
Contact name : Alison Darlington
Contact telephone: 01790 763194
Contact email :

Operation Wallacea is currently accepting applications from enthusiastic and experienced Ornithologists to join their survey teams in Buton, Indonesia for their 2011 field season between June and August. These teams will contribute data towards a long-term monitoring study of the biodiversity using a standardised protocol. The survey teams operate out of camps assisted by student volunteers. This is an opportunity to contribute towards a valuable conservation management study and also to publications arising from data collected.

Applicants need to have experience of survey methodologies for bird species. They should be able to develop a good knowledge of Wallacea bird species and calls. Evidence of leadership skills and an ability to work in remote areas as part of a team are also required.

To apply please send a copy of your CV.

Please mention when responding to this ad.

May 8, 2011

A Simple Timber Cruising Template

Created by Bruce Springer as freeware
A template to be used with MicroSoft Excel
Not for resale

Here is a handy template that can help you inventory your forest. The spreadsheet was designed by forester Bruce Springer and is a quick and easy way to generate general forest inventory data. It was created with simplicity in mind and can be used by either a tree owner or a forester.

Mr. Spinger can be contacted for technical assistance at You should be advised that Mr. Springer makes no guarantee as to the accuracy of this program and should be used only for quick estimates - not for a detailed inventory. It is designed to use in the Southern United States but can be converted to use in other areas of North America.

You must have Microsoft Excel to run the template.

: First, print a copy of an "empty" Tree Tally Sheet and use as your field recording sheet. Enter hand recorded cruise inventory data on the Tree Tally Sheet page/tab.

Use TAB to view information field by field. All other pages will be automatically completed as you fill out data on the Tree Tally Sheet. This spreadsheet is write protected and you cannot change any fields other than those with yellow shading.

- Tree Tally Sheet - You must manually enter acreage, tree heights and diameters by species, and number of plots on this sheet.

- Trees Per Acre - Automatically records the number of trees per acre based on your choice of cruise design (10 BAF Prism; 1/5th acre; 1/10th acre; 100% measure)

- Basal Area Per Acre - Automatically records the basal area per acre (only when using 10 BAF Prism cruise design).

- Volume Per Tree - Volumes assigned to each tree for blow-up.

- Volumes Per Acre - Automatically records blown-up total volumes by species, by diameter and height, and by merchantability class.

- Unit Rates - Tree prices are assigned to each tree for blow-up (changable in yellow shaded area).

- Values - Automatically estimates tree values based on unit rates assigned.

May 7, 2011

i-Tree: Strengthen Your Urban Forest Management

i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide.

Since the initial release of the i-Tree Tools in August 2006, numerous communities, non-profit organizations, consultants, volunteers and students have used i-Tree to report on individual trees, parcels, neighborhoods, cities, and even entire states. By understanding the local, tangible ecosystem services that trees provide, i-Tree users can link urban forest management activities with environmental quality and community livability. Whether your interest is a single tree or an entire forest, i-Tree provides baseline data that you can use to demonstrate value and set priorities for more effective decision-making.

i-Tree Tools are in the public domain and are freely accessible. We invite you to explore to learn more about how i-Tree can make a difference in your community.

May 4, 2011

CIFOR: Photo and Video Editor is Needed

The Center For International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is looking to hire a Photo and Video Editor. This person will be responsible for the editing and packaging of all CIFOR’s multimedia products. CIFOR has a growing online photographic and video presence through YouTube and Flickr. The Photo and Video Editor will report to the Media Liaison and Outreach Manager.


  • Edit videos (including conceptualizing stories and writing scripts) and upload them to Youtube.
  • Manage CIFOR’s photo librabry: Select, edit and upload photographs to Flickr.
  • Work with web and print publishing teams to provide photographs and video for publications and websites.
  • Maintain and manage all photo and video equipment.
  • Assist with photo and video shooting when required.

Skills required

  • Extensive experience photo editing (Aperture, Photoshop).
  • Extensive experience video editing (Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier).
  • Experience using YouTube, Flickr and other online content platforms.
  • Previous experience shooting photos and video an advantage.
  • Fluent English speaker and writer.

CIFOR is located in Bogor and the successful candidate must be willing and capable of traveling to the office each day. Initial engagement will be for six months – and this may be renewed depending on the need.

Please send you CV and show reel (if you have one) to Budhy Kristanty at

May 3, 2011


INABICYCLE 2011 is set as the largest premier business and consumer exhibition and show dedicated entirely for the Bicycle industry in Indonesia. The event is set to attract Bicycle supply and demand chain –from buyers, importers, distributors, manufacturers of Bicycle and accessories, government agencies, to bicycle communities and users.

Visiting the exhibition and show is free of charge with registration.
The event held in Jakarta Convention Center, Indonesia, is open to public, trade, and business visitors

- Opening Time: 26 May 2010, 10.00 - 19.00
- Opening Time: 27 - 29 May 2010, 09.00 - 20.00

The Floorplan

Internship in IUFRO HQ

There is an opportunity for two students to be interns in IUFRO HQ

So little bit information about the placement.
  • there is a placement for two students;
  • traineeship starts on first of October;
  • there is no financial compensation;
  • application deadline is 30th of June;
  • intern's assignments may be helping researches in networking paperwork and all other office works.
So if you want to apply, please send an e-mail with your CV and motivation letter to

May 2, 2011

2nd World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change

Resilient Cities 2011 - Embracing the challenges of the future: Resilient Cities is the global platform for learning, cooperation and networking on all aspects of urban resilience and adaptation to climate change.

Resilient Cities is the place to be if you wish to:
  • Secure the latest and most groundbreaking information on strategies carried out worldwide, presented by leading and authoritative experts; showcase innovative solutions developed at the local level by your company/organisation;
  • interact directly with leading international organizations, local governments leaders and representatives of the private sector in order to strengthen your network of prospective partners

6th International Conference on Environmental Future (ICEF)

The International Conferences on Environmental Future (ICEFs) are a distinguished series, the first of which preceded the historic 1972 Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. At this time, 'interdisciplinary' thinking is considered key to solving environmental problems, but it is unclear what this thinking is or would be and how it might be progressed in future. The 6th ICEF aims to explore the current and potential future extent and nature of interdisciplinary research and management practice across the environmental domain. Eighty speakers, from many countries have agreed to give presentations, and abstracts from up to 370 registered participants will be considered for oral or poster presentations. The 6th ICEF is a major international forum that will inform senior scientists, environmental managers and policy formers and encourage debate about 'interdisciplinary' progress in environmental science and management.

When                : 18 Jul 2011 08:00 to 22 Jul 2011 17:00
Where               : Newcastle, United kingdom
Contact Name   : Jenny Milne
Contact Email    :
Contact Phone   : 0191 241 4523

JOB : GIS & Forest Planning Officer

We are a Non-Government Organization part of global network, which is one of the largest conservation organizations. Currently we are looking for the following position for East Borneo office : GIS & Forest Planning Officer, code: GIS

With requirement:
  • S1 Geography, forestry, biology, environment
  • 2 years of experiences
  • Excellent English skill
  • Computer literate
  • Familiar with GIS software
  • GIS/Database training
Responsibilities such as:
  1. To ensure thework plans process, evaluation and monitoring and reporting of the spatial planning
  2. Coordinate and exchange of data into another room with an outside party
  3. Working in the field for data retrieval is equipped with a compass, GPS, PDA, camera and binocular.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send application letter not later than 2 (two) weeks after this advertisement to: Please put the vacancy code as subject and only shortlisted will be proceed.

Source: Mailist - April 27, 2011