The burning scar: Inside the destruction of Asia’s last rainforests- A Korean palm oil giant has been buying up swathes of Asia's largest remaining rainforests. A visual investigation published today suggests fires have been deliberately set on the land.
Petrus Kinggo walks through the thick lowland rainforest in the Boven Digoel Regency. “This is our mini market,” he says, smiling. “But unlike in the city, here food and medicine are free.” Mr Kinggo is an elder in the Mandobo tribe. His ancestors have lived off these forests in Papua, Indonesia for centuries. Along with […]