Ministry of Environment Investigation | May 2012

Joint investigation team arriving at the crime site witness heavy machinary illegally digging drainage canals in deep peat of Tripa Peat Swamp Forest. The Joint investigation team is supported by National Police, Provincial Police and Indonesian Ministry of Environment
Credit: Coalition to save Tripa Forest / Handout / 3/05/2012

Ministry of Environment investigation team collected more than a dozen soil samples as well as measuring peat depth from various hotspots in SPS2 concession. Upon field finding of company operating in peat deeper than 3 meter, MoE investigation team question why does the company illegally operate in deep peat? SPS2 representatives responded by claiming they have never measured the peat depth and he is not aware about the company Environmental Impact Assessment document. (Credit: Coalition to Save Tripa / Handouts / Editorial use only)



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The Leuser Ecosystem on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia is in grave danger. Local politicians want to allow logging, mining and palm oil plantations in this vulnerable area. Sumatran orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers are already hanging on by a thread. They will not survive the destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem.

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