Illegal Logging in Sebangau National Park Still Continues

Illegal Logging in Sebangau National Park Still Continues

At the end of 2016, the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) documented illegal logging that took place in Tangkiling, Sebangau National Park. Wood is cut randomly from various locations, depending on its wood potential. One of the most sought-after species is Shorea spp. which is processed into sawn timber at the logging location and transported through canals.

Based on information gathered from workers, timber is usually sent twice a week for intermediary orders. Illegal wood is transported and distributed to several local wood processing industries in Central Kalimantan.

In May 2018, the Central Kalimantan Provincial Police’s Special Crime Investigation Directorate confiscated hundreds of cubic meters of illegal wood originating from Sebangau National Park in Palangkaraya, indicating that illegal logging continues.

 

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