In pictures: Massive deforestation linked to major consumer brands

Greenpeace UK

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.

This picture shows landcover, forest clearance and plantation development in the PT Megakarya Jaya Raya (PT MJR) palm oil concession. PT MJR is part of the Hayel Saeed Anam group which has a number of palm oil related interests including Pacific Inter-Link which controls HSA’s palm oil refining and trading interests.
Fog rises from primary forest near the river Digul in southern Papua.
These pictures show the deforestation and destruction in the PT Megakarya Jaya Raya (PT MJR) oil palm concession.
This aerial photo shows primary forest near the river Digul in southern Papua.
Landcover, forest clearance and plantation development in the PT Megakarya Jaya Raya (PT MJR) palm oil concession are shown in these photos.
Satellite analysis suggests PT MJR cleared around 4,000ha of rainforest between May 2015 and April 2017 .
A hornbill flies through the trees on the river Digul in southern Papua.
The sun rises on the river Digul in southern Papua

Angela Glienicke, Picture Editor at Greenpeace UK

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