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03 Jul 2015
Fires hit Riau, total 426 hotspots in June

EoF News (PEKANBARU) – Riau province is raged by forest and land fires where EoF analyzed based on NASA Firms Eosdis Data that total 426 fires hostspots detected during June 2015. Pelalawan is the district mostly detected by the fires hotspot that followed by Rokan Hilir and Bengkalis. While, Arara Abadi, Satria Perkasa Agung, RAPP also notched as mostly timber concessions hit by hotspots along with palm oil concession Sindora Raya and Bumi Reksa Nusa Sejati.

EoF analyzed that based on hotspots with confidence rate of 50 percent up, Pelalawan has 134 hotspots, Rohil 88 and Bengkalis 63.

In timber plantation concession, Arara Abadi (APP/Sinar Mas) has 21 hotspots in its districts, Satria Perkasa Agung (APP/Sinar Mas) 14 , RAPP (APRIL) 14 in Basrah, Cerenti, Mandau, Pelalawan, and Tasik Belat sectors). By palm oil concession, Sindora Raya (Panca Eka) in Senepis mostly hit by 12 hotspots, followed by Bumi Reksa Nusa Sejati 9, and Surya Dumai Agrindo (Singaporean-based First Resources) with 9 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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