Monthly Archives: August 2012

Deforestation Continues at Alarming Rate in Papua

TEMPO Interactive, Jayapura:Greenpeace Indonesia has noted that every year the rate of deforestation in Papua reaches as much as 300 thousand hectares. Severe deforestation is occurring in southern Papua, particularly areas packed with oil palm plantations. “That’s what our research shows in 2009 and 2010. By now the destruction to the forests there may have […]

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MIFEE: The stealthy face of conflict in West Papua

West Papua, the easternmost island under Indonesia’s control, is a land beset by troubles. Rarely a week goes by without news of some new tragedy in a relentless conflict that has endured and evolved over fifty years. Last June has been a particularly bloody one: troops have gone on the rampage in Wamena, burning houses […]

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