Monga Bay: Aceh’s priceless Leuser Ecosystem still shrinking as oil palm spreads

“Lowland forests and carbon-rich peat bogs, the most vital landscapes in Southeast Asia’s last great swath of intact rainforest, are the most at risk of clearing by oil palm firms.

This according to a new report by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) on industrial expansion in the 2.6 million hectare block of Sumatran forests and peatlands known as the Leuser Ecosystem, the only place on earth where Sumatran tigers, orangutans, rhinos and elephants all still coexist.”

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