SINAR MAS : Indonesian Palm Oil Menance

Publication - March 25, 2009
One of the growing new threats to Indonesia’s forests is the ‘gold rush’ for new oil palm plantations, driven by the increasing global demand for palm oil for food, soaps, cosmetics and biofuels. Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil producer, has the fastest deforestation rate of any major forested country.

Excavators clearing sago to prepare for oil palm plantation in lereh, Jayapura, Papua Province, October 2008

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