A Refuge for Orangutans, and a Quandary for Environmentalists

Organizations that monitor the industry say they have yet to see a correction. Satellite imagery captured by Chain Reaction Research, a risk-management research institute, showed active deforestation on concessions managed by a subsidiary of Sawit Sumbermas Sarana as recently as last May. Concerns over deforestation have led some major palm oil buyers, including Wilmar, the world’s largest refiner of palm oil, to halt purchases from the company.

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