Conservation On The Front Line: Muara Tae’s Last Stand Against Big Palm Oil

from Intercontinental Cry

Leaders of Muara Tae community survey the remains of their forest after industrial cutting for a palm oil plantation

Deep in the interior of East Kalimantan, Indonesia, the Dayak community of Muara Tae is struggling to defend itself from a sustained assault by palm oil companies.

It’s Muara Tae’s last stand, warns Pak Singko, a traditional leader from the Dayak community, who is now turning to the international community for support. “This is the last remaining forests that we have and the only land we have to survive. If my forests are gone, our lives will end.”

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