Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Log-Barge-near-Dumai-Port-27MZIFVTS4_A.htmlConceptually similarLog Barge near Dumai PortGP046C0Completed★★★★Log Barge near Dumai PortGP046C1Completed★★★★Log Barge near Dumai PortGP046C7Completed★★★★Log Barge near Dumai PortGP046C2Completed★★★★Log Barge near Dumai PortGP046C3Completed★★★★Log Barge near Dumai PortGP046C4Completed★★★★Log Barge near Dumai PortGP046C5Completed★★★★Logs Transported by Barge from the Island of Pulau PedangGP0STOFUYCompleted★★★★Loaded Barge at Pulpwood Concession PT AHL in KalimantanGP0STOSIFCompleted★★★★View AllGP046C6Log Barge near Dumai PortA Log barge near Dumai, the main port city in Riau province, transports timber from the cleared Riau peatland forests. Multinational development on the last large intact area of peat swamp forest in Riau province on Sumatra island, which has some of the deepest peat in Indonesia, is making way for land drainage to cultivate palm oil and pulp and paper plantations. Peatland forest is critical for maintaining biodiversity and its degradation releases vast stores of carbon, thereby contributing to global climate change.Locations:Dumai Port-Indonesia-Riau-SumatraDate:4 Nov, 2008Credit:© Greenpeace / John NovisMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Aerial view-Barges-Day-Deforestation-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Rivers-Timber-Timber industry-TugboatsShoot:Forests for Climate Esperanza Tour in IndonesiaThe Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza tours Indonesia to witness the massive conversion of tropical forests for oil palm plantation and to expose the ongoing forest destruction for timber. The rapid conversion of forests and peatlands for oil palm and pulp plantations, and logging, is a major driver of deforestation in Indonesia. The carbon released by these activities make Indonesia the third largest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet. The majority of Indonesia's palm oil exports are destined for China, Europe and India. Greenpeace states that it is crucial that Indonesia's forests are protected from the rampant expansion of the palm oil and pulp industries in order to combat climate change, stop biodiversity loss and protect the livelihoods of forest-dependent peoples. Greenpeace is calling on the Indonesian government to implement an immediate moratorium on all forest conversion, including expansion of oil palm plantations, industrial logging, and other drivers of deforestation.