The Palm Scribe

Companies instructed to restore peatland

Kompas, 28 November 2018

The government is instructing 147 palm oil companies and industrial forest firms working on 1,070,940 hectares of land to restore peatland within their concessions. Previously, the government had given similar instruction to 225 palm oil companies and 100 industrial forest firms (HTI). However, only 109 oil palm plantations and 57 HTIs had fully complied with the instruction. The previous instruction has successfully re-wetted 2.58 million hectares of peatland.

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