Recent job adverts for an Estate Manager and an Assistant Estate Manager for PT Henrison Inti Persada (PT HIP) - a large oil palm plantation in West Papua Province - shine an illuminating light on what plantations involve on Indonesia’s half of the island of New Guinea - massive deforestation to produce “sustainable palm oil”.
Papua Forest Eye is a lens on forests and forest governance in Papua & West Papua, Indonesia.
Papua's forests are under huge threat. Logging, and increasingly plantations companies are seeking to capture huge areas of Papua - in what is one of the world's last great land grabs. Millions of hectares of Papua have been targeted by rich, powerful and well connected investors and entrepreneurs.