Prime Indonesian Jungle To Be Cleared For Palm Oil

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Aceh, located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Aceh was the closest point of land to the epicenter of the massive 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, which triggered a tsunami that devastated much of the western coast of the region. Wikipedia. Photo source: ©© Marc-André Jung


The man known as Indonesia’s “green governor” chases the roar of illegal chainsaws through plush jungles in his own Jeep. He goes door-to-door to tell families it’s in their interest to keep trees standing.

That’s why 5,000 villagers living the edge of a rich, biodiverse peat swamp in his tsunami-ravaged Aceh province feel so betrayed…

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