Fire set to clear peatland in Indonesia. Photo by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabay

Firms filmed exploiting peatland forest in West Kalimantan

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

An Indonesian company and its Chinese partner have pushed ahead with an industrial wood plantation in a forest in Borneo, flouting a moratorium on the drainage and exploitation of Indonesia’s peatlands.

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Pulp giant ‘misinterprets’ peat canal blocking decree, constructs canal

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Pulp and paper giant April has carved a three kilometre canal through carbon-rich peatlands in Sumatra in violation of Indonesian government regulations intended to curb greenhouse gas emissions and prevent another annual return of catastrophic forest fires.

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