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Indigenous Peoples: The Guardian of Indonesian Forest

Indigenous Peoples: The Guardian of Indonesian Forest

From Papua to Sumatra, representatives of indigenous peoples agree on the importance of forests. They have proven themselves to be the faithful guardians of Indonesian forests. From Papua to Sumatra, communities are facing similar troubles in the destruction of their forests: large-scale oil palm, plantation forest, and mining concessions. Can Indonesia’s indigenous communities protect more than 15 million hectares of currently pristine customary forests? To save lives, biodiversity, and global climate. This film urges everyone to think clearly, especially to the Indonesian government to place their complete trust in these communities to sustainably manage forests. (Telapak / Gekko Studio, 2011)


Native Ecuadorans protest mining projects

Native Ecuadorans protest mining projects

Thousands of Ecuadoreans have taken to the streets of the capital Quito in protests over large-scale mining projects. Indigenous people on Thursday expressed anger over the government's decision to allow mining on their ancestral lands. (Al Jazeera's-Mariana Sanchez-Quito, 2012)


Sinar Mas Myths and Realities

Sinar Mas Myths and Realities

Sinar Mas, Indonesia's largest palm oil and paper company with arms including APP and Golden Agri Resources, spins a tale about how it protects rainforests and peatlands. But in reality, Sinar Mas continues hell-bent on destruction as this recent evidence from Greenpeace shows... For the real story, go to http://www.greenpeace.org/sinar-mas


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