The burning scar: Inside the destruction of Asia’s last rainforests
Asia’s largest remaining rainforests, in Papua, Indonesia, are being cleared to make way for oil palm plantations, a product found in food, cosmetics and cleaning products.
A Korean owned company called Korindo has cleared nearly 60,000 hectares of forest to make way for plantations on their government granted concessions.
A visual investigation, by the Forensic Architecture Group at Goldsmiths, University of London and Greenpeace International, indicates deliberate burning during the land clearing period. It is something the Korindo group strongly denies.
Video production by: Ayomi Amindoni and Rebecca Henschke
Camera: Haryo Wirawan and Sam Robinson
Editors: Kevin Kim and Ivana Batara
Graphics: Aghnia Adzkia, Arvin Supriyadi and Davies Surya
(Image: Fires on a plantation in Papua, Indonesia. Credit: Greenpeace International)