Deforestation for palm plantation in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Photo | September 21, 2010

Dadi, a Greenpeace volunteer stands on a pile of logs outside Long Noran village, East Kalimantan. Bukit Subur Estate with palm tree plantation and forest is in the background. Deforestation is driving climate change and pushing endangered species like the orangutan to the brink of extinction. According to recent estimates, Indonesia is the third largest greenhouse gas polluter of any nation on the planet, largely due to the destruction of its rainforest and peatlands. Clearing massive tracts of forest also has a major impact on wildlife diversity, and creates social conflict with indigenous communities.