05 Apr '12, 11pm

Governor of Aceh who signed palm oil permit: plantation in Tripa "morally wrong"

Governor of Aceh who signed palm oil permit: plantation in Tripa "morally wrong"

Featured video: the battle for Tripa is about people too (04/05/2012) Environmentalists have largely focused on the plight of orangutans as fires burn in Aceh, Sumatra to clear rainforest for a hugely controversial palm oil plantation, however as the video above highlights, local people will also feel the impacts of the destruction of forest for palm oil. Environmentalists, orangutans lose court case over palm oil (04/03/2012) Environmentalists were handed a set back in a dispute over a palm oil plantation granted in a protected peat swamp that is home to a population of critically endangered orangutans, reports the Aceh Globe and the Sydney Morning Herald. NASA imagery confirms fires burning in orangutan hotspot (03/27/2012) Satellite data from NASA confirms that fires are burning in an orangutan hotspot slated for conversion to oil palm plantations. Fires raging in peat ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0405-hance_tripa_governor.html

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