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The debate over clans’ land in Bupul village as forest become an oil palm plantation

Land conflict for oil palm is still an issue in Merauke Two children ran towards the forest. As they got closer to the trees that at first seemed to be a thick forest, a broad carpet of felled trees became visible. The two could witness exactly how the green bulldozers were working to clear away […]

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Logging company shut down in Fakfak after police intimidation and protests.

After protests by the Mbaham Matta indigenous people, lawmakers have reportedly agreed to shut down a logging company’s operations. One of the accusations against the company was that members of the police mobile brigade stationed at the company premises had been intimidating residents. The people wanted to protect their nutmeg trees from being felled by […]

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