"Protect Life on Earth Today : Tanjung Putin National Park under siege"

Publication - January 1, 2004
Illegal logging is rampant and out of control in Indonesia. In Central Kalimantan, the once pristine Tanjung Puting National Park is one of many protected areas under siege by illegal and destructive logging from the country’s corrupt timber barons. Greenpeace investigated illegal and destructive logging in one of the most beautiful Indonesian National Park.

Author: Greenpeace International

Executive summary: Vast tracts of Tanjung Puting have been fragmented by illegal infrastructure of log rails, logging camps, roads, canals and log ponds. Today, the situation is far worse than in 1999. Recent estimates by the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry admit that about 40 per cent of Tanjung Puting has already been damaged by illegal logging and forest fires.

Num. pages: 4