Goodbye Oil Palm, Hello Mangrove
Monday, 28 May 2018
Mangrove forests in the Lubuk Kertang village in North Sumatra's Langkat Regency can now thrive again. In 2006, the village's mangrove forests had been converted into oil palm plantations and individually-owned estates. The community did not sit quietly while their land was destroyed and fought back, including through legal channels. Finally, Lubuk Kertang residents were able to regain some of their land and the government has since granted them a...
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