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The forest fires are back. In East Kalimantan, the worst hit area so far, tens of thousands of hectares are burning out of control.
May 14, 1998
European Union funding of the Gunung Leuser National Park and the Leuser Ecosystem is the target of criticism in an investigation by the UK-based NGO, the Rainforest Foundation, published in March 1998.
May 14, 1998
The famine in the central mountains of West Papua has claimed thousands of lives this year. Recent information from the area tells how the Indonesian military are making matters worse, while Jakarta ignores the tragedy.
May 14, 1998
The highland region of West Papua is in the grip of the worst famine in living memory.....
February 15, 1998
The rapid expansion of oil palm plantations is enriching the entrepreneurs but impoverishing farmers whose lands are taken over for development.
February 15, 1998
Indigenous representatives from different parts of the archipelago have demanded that the Indonesian government respect their rights.
February 15, 1998
This selective chronology, compiled mainly from press reports, follows the development of the 1997 fires.
November 15, 1997