Deforestation in Indonesia: Turning Rainforest into Palm Oil

Burning Indonesia’s Rainforest

An investigative report reveals that Korindo, a corporation heavily involved in natural resource extraction in Southeast Asia, is targeting the largest intact Rainforest in Papua the Indonesian provinces of Papua and North Maluku for destruction to make way for oil palm plantations. 

Despite the devastating haze crisis of 2015, the common tool for their systematic operation of deforestation is fire. This in spite of Indonesian law and an industry struggling to change course.

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About Thomas Schueneman

Tom is the founder, editor, and publisher of GlobalWarmingisReal.com and a contributor for Triple Pundit. His work appeared on Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911 and many other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists

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