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Tuesday, Dec 13 2016

PT. Dua Perkasa Lestari Destroying the “Orangutan Capital of the World”

GPS: 3°49'52.69"N, 96°35'57.01"E –A new field investigation by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has uncovered video evidence of active forest clearance and the dredging of peat drainage canals for palm oil plantation development inside the Tripa peatland, an area dubbed by primatologists as the “orangutan capital of the world.” The culprit is PT. Dua Perkasa Lestari: a controversial company that has been driving the destruction and burning of Tripa’s forests and... Read Full Story
Monday, Aug 29 2016

Active forest clearance inside PT. Tualang Raya in Aceh Timur

GPS: 4°48'15.696"N, 97°31'4.626E – Field investigations confirmed active clearance of lowland rainforests inside palm oil concession PT. Tualang Raya. This concession is located in an area that is considered the world’s best remaining habitat for the critically endangered Sumatran elephant. Either PT. Tualang Raya is continuing to clear forest despite the Indonesian government’s moratorium on palm oil expansion or has failed to adequately monitor its concession and engage with other... Read Full Story
Sunday, Aug 14 2016

Rogue actor found destroying the Singkil peatland

GPS: 2°44'23.1"N, 97°39'30.8"E – Field investigations have uncovered a rogue actor digging a new peat drainage canal in the Singkil peatland inside the Leuser Ecosystem. This destruction is in breach of the Indonesian government’s national moratorium on palm oil expansion. Read Full Story

About Leuser Watch

The Leuser Ecosystem is a spectacular expanse of rare, intact rainforest that is the only place left on Earth where tigers, orangutans, elephants and rhinos live together in the wild.

RAN and our allies are fighting hard to stop the destruction of this globally important landscape and to protect the millions of people who depend on it. This is a watchdog site for alerts about regional breaches of the Indonesian government moratorium on forest destruction for palm oil as well as a clearinghouse for news on select Leuser-related conservation developments.
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