Saving West Papua forests – level 3

26-06-2024 07:00

Indonesians are using the ‘All Eyes on Papua’ campaign to highlight the threat to forests in West Papua.

Indigenous tribes and palm oil companies are currently engaged in a legal battle in the Supreme Court. The campaign’s poster and hashtag have been shared nearly six million times on social media. Inspired by the ‘All Eyes on Rafah’ image, this campaign aims to raise awareness about environmental destruction. In late May, videos of demonstrations by indigenous communities were shared online. Indonesia is the world’s largest palm oil producer, but this has led to significant deforestation. The government stopped issuing new permits for palm oil production in virgin forests in 2011, aiming to balance economic and environmental concerns.

Activists believe the Supreme Court cases will test the government’s commitment to environmental protection. While the palm oil industry benefits the economy, it threatens forests. Public support online is crucial to persuade the Supreme Court to rule in favor of the indigenous tribes.

Difficult words: indigenous (native), commitment (a promise or decision to do something), crucial (necessary).

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