Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Forest-Fires-in-Sumatra-27MZIFVH3LCV.htmlConceptually similarForest Fires in SumatraGP04NIZCompleted★★★★Forest Fires in SumatraGP04NJ2Completed★★★★Forest Fires in SumatraGP04NJ0Completed★★★★Forest Fires in SumatraGP04NJ3Completed★★★★Forest Fires in SumatraGP04NJ4Completed★★★★Forest Fires in SumatraGP04NJ5Completed★★★★Forest Fires in SumatraGP04NJ7Completed★★★★Palm Oil Plantation in SumatraGP04NJGCompleted★★★★Logging near Forest Fires in SumatraGP04NJFCompleted★★★★View AllGP04NJEForest Fires in SumatraA column of smoke rises from charred tree stumps beside a peatland drainage canal cutting through an area of recently deforested peatland near Tanjung Baru village, Pangkalan Kerinci subdistrict in Pelalawan regency, Riau province, Indonesia. The village lies beside PT. Pusaka Megah Bumi Nusantara (PMBN) – a palm oil company belonging to the Asian Agri group, a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palmoil (RSPO). This area, according to the most recent official charts, is covered by the Indonesia government’s moratorium on the issuance of new permits in primary forests and peatlands.Locations:Indonesia-Pangkalan Kerinci-Pelalawan Regency-Riau-Southeast Asia-SumatraDate:29 Jun, 2013Credit:© Ulet Ifansasti / GreenpeaceLatitude:0°18'4"NMaximum size:3600px X 2400pxLongitude101°48'52"EKeywords:Air pollution-Day-Deforestation-Destruction-Forest fires-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Palm oil (product)-Peatland-PlantationsShoot:Forest Fires in SumatraThousands of peatland fires in Riau, Sumatra - the majority within pulp and palm oil concessions - have caused record-breaking air pollution in Singapore and Malaysia, with the haze extending as far as Thailand. Decades of forest destruction and drainage of peatland by the pulp and palm oil sector – including members of the Roundtable on Sustainable palm oil – have created the conditions for these fires. Greenpeace calls for the RSPO and all pulp and palm oil producers to implement a ban on deforestation and peatland development.