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Appeal: Help us save forests from palm oil’s bulldozers

. Masrani sits on a tree stump, alongside his father and Muara Tae elder Petrus Asuy, surrounded by dusty ground and bulldozed trees where once thick, lush forest stood. Masrani is sad and afraid – sad at the destruction he sees around him and afraid that the company responsible for felling this area to clear […]

Rogue palm oil firm ordered to stop clearing in Muara Tae

LONDON: The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has upheld a complaint lodged by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) against a rogue palm oil company and has ordered it to immediately stop clearing customary forests in Indonesian Borneo. Singapore-listed First Resources Ltd must now cease all developments in the concession in Kutaia Barat regency, […]

RSPO fails to act as Muara Tae is destroyed

International body’s credibility called into question LONDON: The credibility of the international Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been called into question over its failure to act against a company bulldozing ancestral forests and perpetrating human rights abuses in Indonesia. First Resources Ltd has submitted documents to the RSPO falsely claiming that its subsidiary […]

Open for big businesses – but little people pay the price

Last month, the President of Indonesia did the international investment equivalent of, shall we say, showing a bit of leg in the US. At an event specially organised at the New York Stock Exchange, in Wall Street, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono boasted to the assembled businessmen of the abundant natural resources on offer to potential investors. […]

Alert: End intimidation & forest destruction in Muara Tae

LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling for supporters world-wide to demand an end to the intimidation of an indigenous community in East Kalimantan and the destruction of its customary forests by plantation firms. Two companies are clearing forests and farmland belonging to the Dayak Benuaq of Muara Tae, in Indonesian Borneo, while the […]

Empowering Muara Tae with the campaign skills to fight

EIA and Telapak campaigners have held a series of successful training workshops to help a remote forest community in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province take an effective stand against the aggressive spread of palm oil plantations. Since last year, we have been working to raise awareness of, and support for, the indigenous Dayak Benuaq community of […]

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