Leuser Watch: Rainforest Action Network…

Illegal Deforestation of Elephant Habitat by PT. ABN Uncovered within the Leuser Ecosystem

GPS: 4°34’0.60″N, 97°41’7.20″E A Rainforest Action Network (RAN) field investigation has found evidence of active, illegal clearance of critically endangered Sumatran elephant habitat within the rainforests of the Leuser Ecosystem. The culprit is a rogue palm oil producer known as PT. Agra Bumi Niaga (PT. ABN) who supplies a nearby crude palm oil processing mill operated by PT. Koperasi Prima Jasa (KPJ)—a known supplier to Wilmar International. Wilmar ships this Conflict Palm Oil around the… Read Full Story

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PT. Dua Perkasa Lestari Destroying the “Orangutan Capital of the World”

GPS: 3°49’52.69″N, 96°35’57.01″E –A new field investigation by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has uncovered video evidence of active forest clearance and the dredging of peat drainage canals for palm oil plantation development inside the Tripa peatland, an area dubbed by primatologists as the “orangutan capital of the world.” The culprit is PT. Dua Perkasa Lestari: a controversial company that has been driving the destruction and burning of Tripa’s forests and… Read Full Story

 

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