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Indonesian Govt’s sly U-turn on plans to destroy Aru islands

The Government of Indonesia appears to be reviving plans to clear-cut the vast forests of the beautiful Aru islands in a U-turn sparking confusion and anger among activists after a high-profile campaign seeking to scrap plans to turn the remote islands into a giant sugar plantation appeared to have ended in success

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Palm oil group continues to fail to meet its own standards

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil is intended to prevent destruction of High Conservation Value forests and protect forest-dependent communities from exploitation by palm oil firms. A report in the latest edition of Indonesian magazine Tempo shows the body’s complaints process is failing to uphold its standards

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