They are cleaning the Forest for Palm Oil Plantations,
the Fires killed a few hundred of ca. 6.600 wild living Wood-People!
There is a Moratorium between Indonesia and Norway,
the Europeans paid big Money to stop the Deforestation
but Indonesia is a very corrupt Country and they will not stop the Fires,
the last Wild Wood-People will die in the next Month and our
Planet become even more poor!
(visit the link for the full news article)
The Tripa peatswamp in Aceh is ablaze – despite the moratorium
Dozens of fires are blazing in a peatswamp in Aceh, in the north of Sumatra, Indonesia. Some of the hotspots are in a concession area belonging to a company called PT Kallista Alam. According to WALHI, the concession is in breach of Indonesia’s two-year moratorium.
The concession is subject to an on-going court case. The forest is an important habitat for the critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan. Nevertheless, the destruction of the Tripa peatswamp forests has been taking place for several years. In June 2009, the Independentspoke to Riswan Zein, of Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari, an Indonesian conservation group.
Riswan flew over the Tripa forest in 2007. “So much forest gone, and all in two years, my God,” he told the Independent. “If nothing is done, there’ll be no forest left in one to two years.” A few years ago PanEco, made a film that highlights the destruction of the Tripa peatswamp.
According to PanEco’s website, since the film was made, PT Astra Agro Lestari, a subsidiary of the British conglomerate Jardines Matheson Ltd, has stopped clearing forest in the Tripa peatswamp. But a recent press release from YEL states that PT Astra Agro Lestari is behind some of the current fires in the Tripa peatswamp.
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