INDONESIAN PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES PLAN TO HALT PALM OIL INDUSTRY EXPANSION

Apr 22, 2016 by

Many have criticized Indonesia‘s largely unsustainable palm oil industry for several reasons, including deforestation. Thousands of hectares of trees have been hacked away to make room for palm oil production, destroying habitats of endangered species like orangutans. After mounting international pressure from both environmentalists and foreign officials, Indonesian president Joko Widodo has taken a step towards conserving the country’s rainforests.

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