Aceh unveils protected area in beleaguered Tripa peat swamp

27 March 2015

As Indonesia's Supreme Court prepares to rule on an appeal from oil palm developer Kallista Alam, ordered to pay a staggering Rp366 billion ($28 million) in fines and reparations for cut-and-burning forest in the Tripa peat swamp region, the Aceh government has established a protected zone in the company's former concession, the culmination of a months-long program to rehabilitate the area.

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