Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Palm-Oil-Plantations-in-Riau-27MZIFL8H2EP.htmlConceptually similarPalm Oil Plantations in RiauGP01MU1Completed★★★★Palm Oil Industry and PlantationsGP01MTYCompleted★★★★Palm Oil Industry and Plantations in RiauGP01MTKCompleted★★★★Palm Oil Industry and Plantations in RiauGP01MTZCompleted★★★★Palm Oil Industry and Plantations in RiauGP01MU0Completed★★★★Palm Oil Industry and Housing in RiauGP01MTSCompleted★★★★Palm Oil Plantation and Housing in RiauGP01MTTCompleted★★★★Palm Oil Industry and Plantations in RiauGP01MTHCompleted★★★★Palm Oil Industry and Plantations in RiauGP01MTJCompleted★★★★View AllGP01MU2Palm Oil Plantations in RiauAerial view of palm plantations in the Wilmar concession. Greenpeace is conducting an assessment and mapping in parts of Riau province, using satellite imagery and aerial photography, to develop a rehabilitation plan for peatlands already degraded and drained by palm oil and pulp and paper companies. Riau Province holds some of the last large intact area of peat swamp forest with some of the deepest peat in Indonesia; the rest has been destroyed by the agriculture and logging industries.Locations:Indonesia-Riau-SumatraDate:8 Nov, 2008Credit:© Greenpeace / John NovisMaximum size:5616px X 3336pxKeywords:Aerial view-Day-Forests (campaign title)-Green-KWCI (GPI)-Oil palm (plants)-Outdoors-PlantationsShoot: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.