Kompas, 12 February 2019

The government should read in detail the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on palm oil and biodiversity. The report found that while palm oil is more efficient than other kinds of vegetable oil, expansion of oil palm plantations has put 193 species in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to deforestation of tropical forests. Sawit Watch Executive Director Indah Fatinaware on Monday (February 11) said palm oil production has long been known for its high contribution to deforestation and its inefficient method that pollutes the environment.

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