Greenpeace Photos Expose Palm Oil Giant’s Deforestation In Indonesia

Peatland forest clearance for palm oil
Peatland forest clearance for palm oil. Excavators clear intact peatland forests and build drainage canals in an oil palm concession owned by PT Andalan Sukses Makmur, a subsidiary of Bumitama Agri Ltd. Taken 11/13/2013 © Kemal Jufri / Greenpeace.

by Rhett A. Butler for mongabay.com

A series of photos released this week by Greenpeace shows that an Indonesian palm oil company is continuing to clear orangutan habitat in Borneo despite a pledge to stop destroying the forest.

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.

This excerpt from a news article appeared in and is courtesy of mongabay.com and can be read in its entirety here.

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