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This report found forest and peatland have been converted and burnt from 2016-18 to make way for oil palm plantations in Tangkiling and Marang, Bukit Batu sub-district in Palangkaraya municipality, one of the management units of Sebangau National Park. It further found illegal logging inside the park, with the timber allegedly used to supply local timber industries in Central Kalimantan.

Satellite image analysis shows 19,000 hectares in Sebangau National Park were burnt in 2015, the same location where more than half of the hotspots in all national parks in Indonesia in the same year were found. The cause is believed to.....
This report reveals how a palm oil plantation established and developed illegally in 2013 and 2014 has since continued to clear forests illegally with impunity.

Worse, the timber it has illegally cut is certified legal under Indonesia’s flagship Timber Legality Assurance System.

This is despite repeated reports being filed to Government, enforcement officials and certification company staff over a two-year period by ourselves and JPIK......
in August 1999 Telapak and our partner published the The Final Cut, which revealed how the illegal logging at a commercial scale in Tanjung Puting and Leuser National Park has occurred, andwhat was aired to the billion tv viewers across Indonesia and the globe.

Tanjung Puting National Park is known as the only preserving area for the Orangutan habitat in Central Kalimantan.

Ten percent of the tropical forest in the world is located in Indonesia, and become a vital area home to unique biodiversity. Despite this fact, the systematic deforestation for the sake of profit in short term, hence accelerates the environmental.....
Systemic law enforcement failings threaten to make a mockery of Indonesia’s pledge to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions by enabling plantation companies to destroy carbon-rich peatlands with impunity.

Testing the Law, jointly produced by Telapak and our partner, highlights how a well-connected oil palm firm has been allowed to continue operating in Central Kalimantan in clear breach of the law for almost five years.

Evidence gathered shows that Government officials have been aware of the activities for years and, despite statements to the contrary, have failed to take action......

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