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Indonesia's secretary-general of the Ministry of Forestry, Hadi Daryanto
Late last month, another rash of peat forest in the area was burned and drained, prompting a coalition of environment groups to claim that, unless authorities stopped the illegal action, the local population of the Sumatran orangutan "could be extinct in a matter of months, even weeks if a prolonged dry spell were to set in" and fuel the fires.

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Indonesian court backs palm oil

Former Aceh chief denies orangutans burned

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Environmentalists have largely focused on the plight of orangutans as fires burn in Aceh, Sumatra to clear rainforest for a hugely controversial palm oil plantation, however as the video above highlights, local people will also feel the impacts of the destruction of forest for palm oil.
Posted: 10 April 2012 (Updated: 14 April 2015)