Palm oil: One woman’s fight to save ‘the last place on Earth’

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Image caption- Farwiza Farhan: Fighting to save Sumatra’s biodiversity

There is only one place in the world where orangutan, rhinos, elephants and tigers still co-exist in the wild.Environmental activist Farwiza Farhan is fighting to protect this last wilderness, Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem.

In 2012, her NGO, Yayasan HAkA, sued an oil palm company that had cleared forest under an illegally issued permit.

She says she is driven by a sense of injustice that no-one is speaking up for the wildlife.

On the pristine tropical rainforest…

“Imagine standing under a very large canopy and you look up – you can hear hornbill whizzing past. And then you look around and you hear the sound of gibbons echoing through the forest, calling out their territories.

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