Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Peatland-Forest-Clearance-in-Riau-27MZIFVUUQQ7.htmlConceptually similarPeatland Palm Oil Plantation in RiauGP04KT1Completed★★★★Peatland Palm Oil Plantation in RiauGP04KT2Completed★★★★Peatland Palm Oil Plantation in RiauGP04KT3Completed★★★★Peatland Forest Clearance in RiauGP04KUFCompleted★★★★Peatland Forest Clearance in RiauGP04KUKCompleted★★★★★★★Peatland Forest Clearance in RiauGP04KUOCompleted★★★★Peatland Forest Clearance in RiauGP04KUHCompleted★★★★★★Peatland Forest Clearance in RiauGP04KUICompleted★★★★★★Peatland Palm Oil Plantation in RiauGP04KT0Completed★★★★View AllGP04KUPPeatland Forest Clearance in RiauBurnt stump in recently cleared peatland forest area in Indragiri Hulu, Riau. Local witnesses allege it was cleared by palm oil company PT. Palma Satu (Duta Palma Group), although the area is outside the company’s official concession boundaries. It is also alleged that Indonesia’s Ministry of Forestry has not issued a permit for the location, which is on mapped peatland and tiger habitat and within an area that, according to official charts, is covered by the Indonesia government's moratorium on the issuance of new permits in primary forests and peatland. This case shows the need for an urgent government review of all existing concessions.Locations:Indonesia-Indragiri Hulu Regency-Riau-Southeast Asia-SumatraDate:7 May, 2013Credit:© Kemal Jufri / GreenpeaceLatitude:0°31'31.53"SMaximum size:5760px X 3840pxLongitude102°41'49.36"EKeywords:Day-Deforestation-Destruction-Duta Palma Group-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Palm oil (product)-Peatland-Tropical rainforestsShoot:Sumatra Forests DocumentationIn May 2011, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed a decree committing Indonesia to a moratorium on the issuance of new permits in primary forests and peat land. Although this moratorium, renewed in May 2013 for a further two years, leaves around 40 million hectares of forest unprotected, the moratorium is important to help achieve Indonesia’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 26 percent by 2020. Indonesia is one of the world's largest producers of greenhouse gases, largely owing to the rapid destruction of its forests and peat lands for palm oil and pulp and paper. This shoot includes images of land clearance and deforestation, palm oil plantations, and pulp concessions in Riau, Sumatra.