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12 Feb 2015
Fires hotspots detected in timber, plantation concessions

PEKANBARU (EoF News) -- Eyes on the Forest analyzed that 290 fires hotspots accumulatively detected in period of 11 January - 11 February 2015 where Bengkalis district has got 160 of it, the most among the district in Riau Province.

The analysis based on NASA Firms EOSDIS Data monitoring that overlayed with districs, city, and timber as well as palm oil plantation concessions. By companies that specifically monitored by EoF coalition, PT Rokan Riau Lestari (timber supplier) has 12 hotspots, followed by PT Bhara Nusa Sejati (plantation) 10, PT Arara Abadi (APP timber supplier) 7, and PT Sumatera Riang Lestari block IV (Rupat) with 5 hotspots.



EoF is a coalition of three local environmental organizations in Riau, Sumatra, Indonesia : WWF Indonesia's Tesso Nilo Programme, Jikalahari ("Forest Rescue Network Riau") and Walhi Riau (Friends of the Earth Indonesia). It was launched in December 2004 to investigate the state of Riau''s forests and the players who influence it.
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