Licensing for Criminal Acts: What is the Expansion of Oil Palm to Encourage Illegal Logging in Indonesia

Licensing for Criminal Acts: What is the Expansion of Oil Palm to Encourage Illegal Logging in Indonesia

The situation in Central Kalimantan province illustrates the relationship between oil palm expansion and timber production, as well as weaknesses found in the Ministry of Forestry’s statistics. Around the year 2000n, the Province experienced a rapid expansion of plantations and had a higher deforestation rate than other provinces in Indoesia.PIK Kalteng issued the results of IPK investigations in the Central Kalimantan Province.

JPIK Central Kalimantan and EIA conducted an investigation into oil palm plantations in Central Kalimantan, and found several suspected acts of illegal logging. The investigation report can be downloaded via the following link: English Version & Versi Bahasa Indonesia