In Pictures: Massive deforestation linked to major consumer brands

A new investigation by Greenpeace International reveals that a palm oil supplier to Mars, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever is destroying rainforests in Papua, Indonesia. Satellite analysis suggests that around 4,000ha of rainforest were cleared in PT Megakarya Jaya Raya concession between May 2015 and April 2017 – an area almost half the size of Paris. These photos taken in March and April 2018 show massive deforestation in PT MJR, a palm oil concession controlled by the Hayel Saeed Anam Group (HSA), including in an area zoned for protection by the Indonesian government in response to the devastating forest fires in 2015. Development is prohibited in these areas.

A Greenpeace investigation uncovers massive deforestation in the PT Megakarya Jaya Raya (PT MJR) palm oil concession as the Indonesian Government minister arrives in the EU to defend the palm oil industry.

 

more: greenpeace.org.uk

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