Church joins NGOs against deforestation in Papua
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Investigation into palm oil production unearths 'wanton destruction of the environment'
Activists said palm oil company, Korindo has destroyed thousands of hectares of forest in Papua to expand its business (Photo supplied by MightyEarth.org)
The Archdiocese of Merauke and civil society groups have decided enough is enough when it comes to massive deforestation by palm oil corporations in Papua and North Maluku provinces, Indonesia.
The civil society groups: Mighty, Pusaka, European Federation for Transport and Environment and the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement, released the results of an investigation on Sept. 1 showing that Korindo Group had destroyed 50,000 hectares of forest to expand its business.
"This must end now. The investigation has evidence from satellite photos, air photos, and field investigations," said Father Anselmus Amo, head of Merauke’s Justice and Peace Commission.
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