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September 29th 2014, a terrible day for Papua’s forests

In September 2014, in his last month in the role before handing over to the new administration, former forestry minister Zulkifli Hasan carelessly condemned hundreds of thousands of hectares of Papuan forest to development by logging and plantation industries. Joko Widodo had won the Indonesian presidential rlection on 9th July 2014, and Zulkifli Hasan’s National […]

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The Salim Group’s Secret Plantations in West Papua.

There is strong evidence that the Salim Group has been acquiring and starting to develop oil palm concessions in West Papua province, which could result in the conversion of 117,000 hectares of forest and grassland to oil palm. The Salim Group is one of Indonesia’s biggest business conglomerates and it’s main agribusiness division, Indofood Agri […]

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