24 Jun '11, 12am

Alleged moratorium breach becomes test for RSPO via @mongabay

Indonesia to investigate palm oil company that allegedly breached moratorium (06/21/2011) Indonesia's REDD+ Task Force will investigate charges that PT Menteng Jaya Sawit Perdana (PT Menteng), a palm oil company owned by Malaysia-based Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK), has cleared peat forest in breach of the country's newly-signed moratorium on the granting of new forestry licenses on peatlands and in primary forest areas. The allegation was levied by the Environmental Investigation Agency, an international NGO, and Telapak, an Indonesian group, after an on-the-ground undercover investigation. EIA and Telapak found that PT Menteng had cleared peat forest near Sampit in Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province without securing proper licenses. Indonesia's forest moratorium (06/17/2011) World Resource Institute's summary of key elements, and unanswered questions, in Indonesi...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0623-rspo_breach_klk.html

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