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Indigenous Tribe Fights to Save Indonesian Rainforest

By NowThis Earth Published on April 7, 2021

This Indigenous tribe is fighting to save an Indonesian rainforest from being wiped out for palm oil production.
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The Tanah Merah project aims to clear 692,000 acres of land in Papua, Indonesia, to build palm oil estates operated by multiple companies, including PT Indo Asiana Lestari.

Members of the Indigenous Auyu tribe are calling for this operation to stop, demanding that the local government look into the validity of the permits issued. If the land is cleared, the Auyu tribe would have to surrender its ancestral land.

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