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Wilmar’s No Deforestation policy tested by latest abuses by PT Asiatic Persada

20 Dec, 2013

(cross-posted) Jakarta, December 17, 2013 – The indigenous Suku Anak Dalam (SAD) community of Bungo, in Jambi, Indonesia has struggled for 27 years to regain control of their territory from the palm oil company PT. Asiatic Persada (PT AP). They achieved success in October when the Jambi Regional Office of the National Land Agency (BPN) and the governor of Jambi recommended that the BPN Indonesia in Jakarta review the company’s concession permit.[1] But SAD’s dream of having their 3,550 hectares returned was …

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REDD Fiddlers on a Burning Roof

18 Apr, 2013

Before we report on the national workshop on REDD Safeguards Information Systems and Conflict Resolution mechanisms, which took place from 8 to 12 April in Paraguay, let us talk briefly…

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ACTION ALERT FROM NORTH BENGAL FORESTS

11 Mar, 2013

In the dense semi-evergreen forests of Chilapata in North Bengal Dooars, the Adibasi residents of the forest villages of the area once again face police action because they have challenged the forest…

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