'The final place on Earth': how Sumatra's rainforest is being cleared for palm oil

Sumatra’s Leuser ecosystem is the one place the place orangutans, rhinos, tigers and elephants coexist. However palm oil firms proceed to clear it, claims NGO

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A palm oil firm is constant to clear forest in a fast-diminishing elephant habitat in Indonesia’s Leuser ecosystem regardless of being the topic of two stories into unlawful deforestation, in response to a distinguished environmental organisation.

The Rainforest Motion Community (RAN) revealed a research in July accusing plantation proprietor PT Agra Bumi Niaga (ABN) of rising oil palms on illegally deforested land within the Leuser ecosystem, in Aceh province, northern Sumatra.

Associated: Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in unlawful rainforest destruction

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Associated: The eco-warrior taking a chainsaw to Indonesia’s unlawful palm oil plantations

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