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Pictures of deforestation in Indonesia [updated 2014-04-08]



Below you will find a collection of photos from Indonesia. Pictures were taken by Rhett A. Butler over several years. While these images are the property of mongabay.com, it may be permissible to use them for non-commercial purposes (like powerpoint presentations and school projects), provided that the images are not altered in any form. Please read this for more details. If you are interested in using an image in a publication please contact me.


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Oil palm plantation extending down to a waterway



Cleared section of forest in New Guinea


New oil palm plantation established on peatland outside Palangkaraya


Deforestation in the Arfak mountains



Illegal cut boards in the Gunung Palung rainforest



Airplane vew of cleared peatlands in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province



Forest clearing for oil palm in Indonesian Borneo



Cleared peatlands



Fire wood in New Guinea



Deforested landscape in Borneo



Peat forest cut down by the Indonesian government [riau_0192]



Deforested landscape in Borneo



Deforestation outside of Manokwari



Aerial vew of burning peatlands and forest in Indonesian Borneo



Conversion of forest to plantations in South Kalimantan



Deforested peatlands in Borneo


Canal built by the government of Central Kalimantan in 2012 to drain the peat forest

Degraded peatland in Borneo

Illegal logging in Borneo


Exhaust rising from a bulldozer clearing forest outside Manokwari


Thomas standing among charred jungle remains in Borneo (Kalimantan, Borneo (Indonesian Borneo))
Thomas standing among charred jungle remains in Borneo



Oil palm plantation adjacent to Gunung Leuser National Park



Aerial view of peatland destruction in Borneo



Sand mining in Borneo



Palm oil: 'greening the Earth'



Land-clearing for oil palm [riau_5283]



Deforestation near Mokwam, West Papua



Illegal logger harvesting timber near Gunung Palung National Park



Deforested hills near Jayapura along Lake Sentani



Logging of forest and peatland in Central Kalimantan


Slash-and-burn agriculture in Borneo


Aerial vew of burning peatlands and forest in Indonesian Borneo



Sunset over a deforested area [riau_0300]



Destroyed rainforest landscape in Borneo



Oil palm plantation near Gunung Leuser National Park


Slash-and-burn agriculture in Borneo


Illegal road leading to an oil palm plantation [aceh_0968]



New oil palm development near the boundary of Gunung Leuser National Park



Men walking down an illegal palm oil road


Degraded peatland in Borneo

Forest clearing in Aceh


Illegal road leading to an oil palm plantation [aceh_1018]


New oil palm plantation established on peatland outside Palangkaraya


Drained and deforestated peatland [riau_1322]


Resettlement project sponsored by the Indonesian government (Kalimantan, Borneo (Indonesian Borneo))
Resettlement project sponsored by the Indonesian government. Rainforest is being cleared for housing and a new electrical grid.



Deforestation in Riau [riau_0619]



Peatlands deforestation for oil palm [riau_0105]



Oil palm plantation adjacent to Gunung Leuser National Park



Peatlands destruction in Riau [riau_1082]



Deforestation in Riau [riau_0633]



Poles cut from the rainforest along a mining road in Borneo



Peat fire in Riau [riau_0675]



Landslide on a deforested hillside near Jayapura



Forest clearing near a protected area



Peat fire in Riau [riau_0661]



Aerial view of deforestation in Sumatra



Deforestation on the edge of Tangkoko Reserve



Peatlands deforestation for oil palm [riau_0109]



Patch of forest clearing for oil palm



Peatlands destruction in Riau [riau_1097]


Illegal logging in Borneo


Small holder clearing for oil palm [riau_5470]



Aerial vew of cleared peatlands in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province



Deforestation in Riau [riau_1204]



Clearing of rainforest in Riau



Illegal cut timber



Oil palm plantation on former rainforest land



Smallholder deforestation in the Arfak mountains



Aerial view of peat fires in Borneo



Forest fragment due to palm oil [aceh_0945]


Degraded peatland in Borneo


Peatland deforestation [riau_1031]



Destroyed peat forest in Borneo



Deforestation in the Arfak mountains



Peatlands destruction in Riau [riau_1102]


Cleared and burned peatland in Borneo


Degraded forest



Airplane vew of cleared peatlands in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province



Peat forest cut down by the Indonesian government [riau_0199]



Deforestation along a lowland river



Aerial view of oil palm plantations in Kalimantan



Rotational forest clearing for banana and other crops



Oil palm plantation near Gunung Leuser National Park



Destroyed peat land in Borneo



Mining road through rainforest in Indonesian Borneo



Oil palm plantation with the rainforest of Gunung Leuser National Park in the background


Illegal logs floating in a river, waiting for processing


Oil palm plantation adjacent to Gunung Leuser National Park


Illegal logging in Borneo


Aerial view of oil palm plantations on peatlands in Sumatra



New oil palm development



Deforestation for plantations in Riau [riau_1012]



Oil palm plantation in Jambi



Palm oil: 'greening the Earth'



Deforested rainforest in Borneo



Deforestation on the edge of Tangkoko Reserve


Forest clearing in Aceh


Freshly cleared forest for palm oil [aceh_0976]



Peatlands destruction in Riau [riau_1055]



Forest clearing in the Arfak mountains



Deforestation near Lake Sentani


Illegal logging in Borneo


Deforestation in the Arfak mountains


Illegal logging in Borneo


Forest fragment due to palm oil [aceh_0942]



Aerial view of forest and land cleared for oil palm plantations



Oil palm plantation near Gunung Leuser National Park



Aerial view of forest and land cleared for oil palm plantations



Deforested peatland [riau_0613]



Deforestation in the Arfak mountains



Oil palm and forest in Jambi



Peat lands deforestation [riau_1148]



Oil palm plantation near Gunung Leuser National Park



Newly planted oil palm plantation [aceh_0874]



Deforestation in the Arfak mountains



Forest cleared for palm oil production [riau_5926]



Deforestation-induced landslide near Jayapura



Felled log [aceh_1022]



Deforestation in the Arfak mountains



Poles cut from the rainforest along a mining road in Borneo



Excavator clearing peatland [riau_5560]



Plantations, forest, and orchards near Medan, Sumatra



Deforestation for plantations in Riau [riau_1023]



Slash-and-burned forest [aceh_1003]



Deforestation near Manokwari



Deforestation in Riau [riau_0634]



Deforestation along a lowland river [riau_1037]



Peatland scrub



Oil palm plantation near Gunung Leuser National Park




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