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Aceh Governor's logging proposal could exterminate iconic species

Banda Aceh - Already decimated by illegal palm oil corporations, a proposed new spatial plan by the Aceh government would reduce total forest cover by about a quarter. The plan says conservation groups, could force 'charismatic species' into extinction.

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.

From 2,000 to 200 — Orangutans doomed unless Tripa fires halted

Banda Aceh - In direct defiance of Indonesian National Law, conservation groups say palm oil companies are continuing to set the Tripa peat swamp forests ablaze, threatening the last 200 orangutans in a population that once numbered 2,000.

Animal rights group responds to permit for palm oil company

Medan - The former governor of Aceh who granted a permit to a palm oil company, said he did so to bring attention to failing climate change policies, but SOCP in a response to the governor today, called his actions "completely reprehensible."

Op-Ed: Indonesia court ruling on palm oil case is a cop out

Banda Aceh - An Indonesian court has refused to rule on a lawsuit brought by conservationists trying to protect orang-utans in the Tripa forest on the coast of Aceh province. The decision, or lack thereof, is a devastating blow for the apes.
 

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A flyover shows numerous illegally lit fires that continue to rage in the peat swamp forest of Tripa...
A flyover shows numerous illegally lit fires that continue to rage in the peat swamp forest of Tripa.
SOCP/YEL
Map of orangutan rescue evacuation.
Map of orangutan rescue evacuation.
SOCP
Hotspots detected by MODIS satellite in Tripa Peat Swamp between 17-26 June 2012. Plotted on LANDSAT...
Hotspots detected by MODIS satellite in Tripa Peat Swamp between 17-26 June 2012. Plotted on LANDSAT imagery 7 dated June 3rd, 2012.
SOCP/YEL

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