coal rush in Kalimantan

Mining in East Kalamantan, Indonesia

Mining in East Kalamantan, Indonesia

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In Indonesia, more than 8.6 million hectares of forest is threatened: almost nine percent of the nation's total forest cover.

Our research shows that 850,000 hectares of forest – or nine per cent of Indonesia’s entire forest cover - is threatened by coal mining.

In Kalimantan - the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo - a coal rush has led to land grabs, pollution and wholesale forest clearances - with a devastating effect on indigenous people.

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