Logging and forest clearance by PT. Indo Sawit Perkasa. October 12, 2018. GPS: 2°51’33.54”N, 97°54’07.98”E.

PT. Indo Sawit Perkasa Found Illegally Clearing Lowland Rainforests

GPS: 2°51’33.54”N, 97°54’07.98”E PT. Indo Sawit Perkasa (PT. ISP) has continued to clear critically important lowland rainforests in its palm oil concession. Between June 2016 and September 2018, 125 hectares of forests were destroyed within the PT. ISP concession. Approximately 100 hectares alone have been cleared since January 2018, indicating an increase in destruction over the past nine months. This destruction was done in violation of a circular letter issued by a former governor of Aceh in June 2016 that instructed all palm oil companies to cease forest clearance.

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Roads to Ruin

GPS: 4°24’50.2″N, 97°30’29.3″E – The best science from forest ecologists aligns with centuries of lived history by frontline forest communities to reveal the single biggest threat to healthy forest ecosystems:…

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