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How Oil Palm companies are threatening the livelihood of the Kamoro and Amungme indigenous peoples in Timika.

By Santon Tekege*** [awasMIFEE note: This is an opinion piece by Santon Tekege, pastoral staff for the Catholic Diocese of Timika, where he looks at some of the issues surrounding PT Pusaka Agro Lestari’s oil palm plantation in Mimika Regency, not far from the city of Timika. Following mounting criticism of the company, notably by […]

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West Papua Oil Palm Atlas – The companies behind the plantation explosion.

Indonesia’s oil palm industry is moving east. With large tracts of land increasingly difficult to find in Sumatra and Borneo, plantation companies are now focussing their attention on Indonesia’s eastern frontier: the small islands of the Maluku archipelago and especially the conflict-ridden land of West Papua. In 2005 there were only five oil palm plantations […]

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West Papua Oil Palm Atlas Introduction

Over the course of several months, we have tried to collect as much data as we can about the oil palm industry in Papua. We have done this through a process of internet research, communication with local Papuan NGOs, church organisations, indigenous organisations and other activists, and attempts to contact government and corporate sources. We […]

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PT Pusaka Agro Lestari starts work again, but local forestry service still wants safeguards.

After mounting criticism of PT Pusaka Agro Lestari, an oil palm company owned by Noble Agri which is linked to the giant COFCO group, the local regency head in Mimika took the step of revoking the company’s permit to operate in December last year. However, PT Pusaka Agro Lestari already held cultivation rights (Hak Guna […]

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Timika: Local Leader Revokes PT Pusaka Agro Lestari’s Plantation Permit

A local government leader has taken the brave step of revoking the permit of an oil palm company that has already been operating for several years. Following several complaints by local civil and religious leaders about the negative effects of PT Pusaka Agro Lestari’s plantation on the Kamoro people in Mimika Regency, Eltinus Omaleng, who […]

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Bishop of Timika: Oil Palm Plantations in Timika Threaten Coastal Communities.

The bishop of Timika, Mgr. John Philip Saklil, Pr has asked local government to take a firm stand on PT Pusaka Agro Lestari (PAL)’s oil palm plantation which has been operating in Mimika regency since 2011. “The environmental impacts which have emerged are quite significant. This will become a serious threat for residents along the […]

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Well-known missionary asks for oil palm plantation to be stopped.

A well-known religious figure around Mimika Regency in Papua, Father Bert Hogenboorn OFM, has asked the Bupati of Mimika Eltinus Omaleng to put a stop to the large-scale planting of oil palm currently being undertaken by PT Pusaka Agro Lestari because it is destroying forests. “I hope the Bupati of Mimika is really aware of […]

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SKP: An Oil Palm Plantation is Threatening the Kamoro People in Mimika

The Justice and Peace Secretariat (Sekretariat Keadilan dan Perdamaian – SKP) of Timika Diocese in Papua are worried about how the environmental impacts of PT Pusaka Agro Lestari clearing forest for an oil palm plantation could affect the survival of the Kamoro people along the coast of Mimika Regency. The co-ordinator of SKP in the […]

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