Friday, 19 October 2007

Business as usual - palm oil company style.

This excavator, owned by a palm oil company, is busy
destroying a forest where numerous orangutan nests

had been seen.

Indonesia's Minister of Agriculture denies this is

What you see here, besides the trailer, is palm oil seedlings for as far as the eye can see. A rainforest once stood here.

Can anyone see a tree?

Apart from the destruction wreaked on land by palm oil companies, they also pollute rivers and lakes. Local people complain that since palm oil companies have polluted their water, larger fish are now all but impossible to catch.
Photos courtesy of the Centre for Orangutan Protection.