Permalink: https://photo.greenpeace.org/archive/Forest-Clearing-for-Palm-Oil-Plantations-in-Riau-27MZIFL8KUBO.htmlConceptually similarDeforested Area for Palm Oil Plantations in RiauGP01MSRCompleted★★★★★★Forest Clearing for Palm Oil Plantations in RiauGP01MSOCompleted★★★★Forest Clearing for Palm Oil Plantations in RiauGP01MSPCompleted★★★★Deforested Area for Palm Oil Plantations in RiauGP01MSQCompleted★★★★Burned Area for Palm Oil Plantations in RiauGP01MSSCompleted★★★★Deforested Area for Palm Oil Plantations in RiauGP01MSTCompleted★★★★Burned Area for Palm Oil Plantations in RiauGP01MSUCompleted★★★★Burned Area for Palm Oil Plantations in RiauGP01MSVCompleted★★★★Burned Area for Palm Oil Plantations in RiauGP01MSWCompleted★★★★View AllGP01MSNForest Clearing for Palm Oil Plantations in RiauMachinery operating to clear land for palm oil plantations in the Palma Satu Concession belonging to Duta Palma Group.Greenpeace is conducting an assessment and mapping of the Kampar peninsular, using satellite imagery and aerial photography, to develop a rehabilitation plan for peatlands (wetlands) already degraded and drained by palm oil and pulp and paper companies. The Kampar peninsula is the last large intact area of peat swamp forest in Riau with some of the deepest peat in Indonesia, the rest has been destroyed by the agriculture and logging industries.Locations:Indonesia-Kampar Regency-Riau-SumatraDate:5 Nov, 2008Credit:© Greenpeace / John NovisMaximum size:5624px X 3736pxKeywords:Aerial view-Day-Deforestation-Destruction-Diggers-Duta Palma Group-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Machinery-Oil palm (plants)-Outdoors-PlantationsShoot:Forests for Climate Esperanza Tour in IndonesiaThe Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza tours Indonesia to witness the massive conversion of tropical forests for oil palm plantation and to expose the ongoing forest destruction for timber. The rapid conversion of forests and peatlands for oil palm and pulp plantations, and logging, is a major driver of deforestation in Indonesia. The carbon released by these activities make Indonesia the third largest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet. The majority of Indonesia's palm oil exports are destined for China, Europe and India. Greenpeace states that it is crucial that Indonesia's forests are protected from the rampant expansion of the palm oil and pulp industries in order to combat climate change, stop biodiversity loss and protect the livelihoods of forest-dependent peoples. Greenpeace is calling on the Indonesian government to implement an immediate moratorium on all forest conversion, including expansion of oil palm plantations, industrial logging, and other drivers of deforestation.