Will this madness ever stop?
Mongabay reports that Greenpeace has photos of illegal clearing.
Flyovers of a concession owned by PT Andalan Sukses Makmur, a subsidiary of Bumitama Agri Ltd, show excavators clearing peat forests and digging drainage canals just outside Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Kalimantan. Tanjung Puting is famous for its population of orangutans that have been intensely studied by Birute Galdikas, a noted researcher and conservationist.
Greenpeace says mapping and field investigations show that forest conversion took place February and October 2013, “including clearance of intact peatland forests inside buffer zones identified on the high conservation value (HCV) assessment for the concession.” The deforestation proceeded despite a pledge from Bumitama not to clear an where a survey identified a group stranded orangutans.
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