[LINK] Company poised to destroy critical orangutan habitat in breach of Indonesia’s moratorium

Global Forest Watch Commodities showing PT Mohairson Pawan Khatulistiwa’s concession in Sungai Putri, including the concession area and peat depth. Courtesy of World Resources Institute
Global Forest Watch Commodities showing PT Mohairson Pawan Khatulistiwa’s concession in Sungai Putri, including the concession area and peat depth. Courtesy of World Resources Institute

Sungai Putri is a beautiful natural forest area in West Kalimantan that is home to between 750 and 1750 orangutans.This makes it the third largest population of this Critically Endangered species in the province. Sungai Putri has extensive deep peat areas, up to 14.5 meters deep in places. A company named PT Mohairson Pawan Khatulistiwa apparently plans to clear more than half of their license area for conversion into an industrial tree plantation.

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