Sahendaruman Versus Gold Mine
Monday, 19 September 2022
The Sahendaruman Protected Forest is under threat of destruction by a gold mining company. The forest is a source of water, a buffer against natural disasters, and the habitat of several endangered endemic bird species.
SAMSARED B. Baharama continues to feel anxious. The environmental activist and director of Perkumpulan Sampiri says he will not feel at ease as long as the Mount Sahendaruman Protected Forest in Tamako Subdistrict, Manganitu, and Tabukan Tengah, Sangihe Island, North Sulawesi, still lie on PT Tambang Mas Sangihe’s (PT TMS) concession area. In January 2021, the energy and mineral resources ministry gave PT TMS a permit to operate, with a con...
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