Hunger and culture in West Papua

Written by SOPHIE CHAO In the West Papuan district of Merauke, vast swaths of forest and savannah have been razed to make way for monocrop oil palm plantations and other agroindustrial projects over the last decade. These land conversions have resulted in an…
Oil palm licenses revoked in Papua’s Merauke

Local government in Merauke regency of Indonesia’s Papua province has pulled a number of oil palm licences in what’s being called a victory for the environment. In recent years, tens of thousands of hectares of native forest have been lost…