2019 Fires in Riau Province, Update 1: Hotspots 8-21 September 2019

EoF Investigative Report / 26 September 2019

Fires have been raging globally and once again have become a “hot” topic in the media this year. EoF has compiled a summary of what has happened where in Sumatra during the two worst weeks so far: between 8 and 21 September. 21% of all Sumatra’s hotspots were detected in Riau, 29% of that inside HTI - industrial timber plantation concessions who supply pulpwood to Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) or APRIL to produce pulp. EoF conducted in-depth investigations into peatland converssions of two APP and two APRIL associated companies which suffered serious fires in the period. See our investigative report on Google Slides or download the PDF.