Up For Grabs: Deforestation And Exploitation In Papua’s Plantations Boom

Massive Land Grab for Plantations in Papua Threatens Vital Forests and Exploits Local Communities

A video by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak – entitled “Up for Grabs” – exposes how land, most of it forested, is being targeted in Papua by powerful companies seeking to cash in on projected demand for biofuels, derived from crops such as oil palm, and other commodities. This land grab is provoking conflicts with local communities and threatens the third largest area of remaining tropical forests on Earth. Released in 2009.

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