Papua tribe moves to block clearing of its ancestral forest for palm oil

Members of the Auyu tribe of Papua, Indonesia, are demanding a halt to the operations of palm oil company PT Indo Asiana Lestari (IAL), which appears to be gearing up to clear their ancestral forests. IAL’s concession is part of the Tanah Merah megaproject that is already dogged by allegations that key operating permits have been falsified.

Sime Darby au Liberia, c’est fini !

Le malaisien Sime Darby a annoncé un accord de vente et achat de sa filiale libérienne, qui sous-exploitait une concession de 220 000 ha, à la Mano Palm Oil Industries Limited pour 1 $ symbolique.