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Illegalities in Forest Clearance for Large-Scale Commercial Plantations in Indonesia

Illegalities in Forest Clearance for Large-Scale Commercial Plantations in Indonesia 2014

In 2012, Forest Trends started a four-year research program into the nature, scale and extent of illegalities and
irregularities in the process of forest clearance for large-scale agricultural estates and ranch-lands, and the scale of the
trade in commodities grown or reared on land illegally cleared of forests. As a first step, Forest Trends commissioned
individual country assessments for ten countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. These studies examine the
state of knowledge on the topic. Each paper examines the nature, scale and recent history of relevant sectoral activity
in each country, profiles key companies, outlines the legal and regulatory environment, and summarizes the available
evidence of illegalities and irregularities. Forest Trends commissioned Aidenvironment to carry out the literature
review for this Indonesia country case study.
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