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Muara Tae palm oil conflict is highlighted in news broadcast

In November last year, we and our Indonesian partner Telapak broke the news of how villagers in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province found themselves in direct conflict with a palm oil company’s bulldozers in an ongoing land rights dispute. PT Munte Waniq Jaya Perkasa had moved into the forests around Muara Tae, a village in West […]

Villagers face off against palm oil firm’s bulldozers

  Villagers in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province are squaring off against a palm oil company’s bulldozers in an ongoing land rights dispute which some observers fear may spill over into violence. PT Munte Waniq Jaya Perkasa has moved into the forests around Muara Tae, a village in West Kutai, and has started clearing land for […]

Community struggles to save threatened forests in Indonesia

It is a scene that occurs all too often in the forests of Indonesia. Local communities facing intimidation from plantation companies, backed by local government officials, which want to clear forest land to make way for palm oil production. Ambrosius Ruwindrijarto, President of EIA’s Indonesian partner Telapak, describes one community’s struggle to protect its forests […]

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