Situgal village, in the south of Riau Province, is located just outside of Tesso Nilo, which is a biodiversity rich area with elephants. In this village, clearing forest for acacia plantation by Riau Andalan Pulp&Paper (RAPP), which is a member company of Pacific Resources International Holding (APRIL), was on going.
Logging road and cleared forest area
The forest and the living creatures that lived there have been lost
Loading logs cut by RAPP
Land used by villagers also has been cleared. A pole erected by the authority of regency and the head of the village to mark the boundary.
Recently planted acacias
In Tesso Nilo there were many trucks with loads like this
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