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Canadian mining company seeks to exploit Aceh's protected forests

Banda Aceh - A Canadian mining company has announced that it expects the governor of Sumatra’s Aceh province to allow it to destroy 1.2 million hectares of valuable and currently protected rainforest.

Two illegally-held pet orangutans seized from Tripa peat swamp

Banda Aceh - The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) says it has rescued two young orangutans held as illegal pets in the Tripa peat swamp area of Aceh, Indonesia.

Law enforcement in Tripa case 'hijacked' by corporations' power

Jakarta - Less than one week after a historic victory saw the Governor of Aceh finally revoke the license of an illegally operating palm oil company, a coalition of NGO’s claim that five more companies continue to destroy swamp areas inside Tripa, Indonesia.

Indonesian court orders Aceh Governor to revoke palm oil permit

Medan - After months of pushing Aceh governor Zaini Abdullah to investigate the illegal issuance of a palm oil permit to company PT Kallista Alam, an Indonesian court finally grants an appeal by conservation groups to cancel the permit.

Orangutan rescued from Tripa Peat Swamp area of Aceh Province

Banda Aceh - An emergency rescue team has successfully evacuated a large adult male orangutan trapped in a small pocket of forest in the Tripa peat swamps. The orangutan was in danger of starvation because of encroaching palm oil plantations.

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