Smoking forest is Papua’s version of a smoking gun, and it’s everywhere on Korindo-controlled plantations in Papua and North Maluku, a new investigation shows. Waxman’s campaign arm, Mighty, released a groundbreaking report today detailing the many abuses of the Indonesian-Korean palm oil company, complete with satellite, photographic and video evidence of massive deforestation and illegal burning.
In addition to deforesting an area approximately the size of Seoul, South Korea, in part by illegally burning forest, Korindo has threatened rare and endangered species and ignored indigenous land rights. Worst of all, these abuses are set to continue on the 75,000 hectares of untouched forests that remain in Korindo’s palm oil concessions.
For more information, including photos and videos of Korindo’s destruction of Papua, visit www.mightyearth.org/burningparadise. And check out more from our recently-launched campaign arm at www.mightyearth.org.