APRIL pulp and paper company acacia plantation showing land clearing and destroyed forest in foreground. The concession is close to the Kampar Peninsula, a peatland forest area which holds one of the world's largest stores of carbon. Much of this area...

Photo | June 15, 2009

APRIL pulp and paper company acacia plantation showing land clearing and destroyed forest in foreground. The concession is close to the Kampar Peninsula, a peatland forest area which holds one of the world's largest stores of carbon. Much of this area is under threat of destruction from pulp and paper and palm oil companies as it has recently allocated for conversion by Indonesia’s Minister of Forestry. In April this year, Greenpeace filed a request with Indonesia’s Corruption Commission (KPK) to investigate the release of the concessions in question.

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