Brands drop First Resources over 'shadow company' revelations

Pressure mounts on palm oil producer in the wake of investigation

How secrecy jurisdictions enable the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests

As transparency efforts stall, Indonesia's leading deforesters remain able to hide their beneficial owners.

Audit finds “tiny percentage” of palm oil companies sharing plantations with communities

According to a major government audit, only a fifth of companies are complying with their legal obligations in this area

Analysis: How do oil palm companies get away with disregarding Indonesian law?

Tania Li, an anthropologist at the University of Toronto, argues that companies can act with impunity because of corporate-state collusion and a lack of organised resistance

Six steps to tackle exploitation in Indonesia’s palm oil smallholder scheme

Indonesian families have been left with empty promises for decades. Here’s how activists, government and the private sector can help them

Prabowo’s food estate ambitions crash into reality

Indonesia’s defence minister promotes cassava on the world stage, but in Borneo his pet project has failed

Ten takeaways: The palm oil scheme leaving Indonesian villagers submerged in debt

An opaque system supposed to improve rural livelihoods has left villagers waiting for profits — and answers

Six takeaways from our investigation into Indonesia's plasma scheme

Our investigation sheds light on a hidden crisis in the global palm oil industry

Responses from consumer goods firms to our plasma investigation

We invited consumer goods firms to comment on a summary of the findings from our plasma investigation. Here are their responses.

‘On the road, I feel the ancestors watching’

A photo essay from southern Papua

‘In the plantations there is hunger and loneliness’

The cultural dimensions of food insecurity in Papua.

Balancing nature, indigenous identity and development

An interview with anthropologist Chris Chancellor

For years firms that bribed Indonesian officials evaded justice. Could this be about to change?

Legal loopholes have made it difficult to prosecute companies involved in corruption scandals, until now.

Analysis: Can Papuan politicians protect forests without protecting the rule of law?

Our recent investigation reveals tensions between policies to protect Indonesian rainforest and a desire for investment at any cost.

Indonesia’s best democratic instincts protected Aru's rainforests. Now it's democracy that needs saving.

How a grassroots fight for land rights connects to recent protests across Indonesia.

The indigenous people of Aru saved their rainforest from destruction. Here’s how.

Ten takeaways from “Saving Aru”

What we learned from two years of investigating corrupt land deals in Indonesia

And what it says about how to fix the nation’s deforestation and land rights crisis.

How land grabbers weaponise indigenous ritual against Papuans

An interview with anthropologist Sophie Chao

A carbon bomb in Papua: 7 takeaways from our investigation

What you need to know from our groundbreaking investigation, The secret deal to destroy paradise

Does Indonesia’s storied anti-graft agency have a blind spot for corrupt land deals?

The KPK may yet have a chilling effect on companies' ability to operate with impunity across vast areas of unexploited rainforest.

‘North Sumatran land mafia offered me $21m to win election — then hand over control of government’

An exclusive interview with one of Indonesia’s foremost indigenous rights activists.

How corrupt elections fuel the sell-off of Indonesia’s natural resources

There is every indication that permit selling in the agribusiness and extractive sectors is rife across Indonesia, even if the true extent remains hidden.

It's time to confront Indonesian politicians' collusion with the palm oil industry

Our investigation reveals the deep connections between the palm oil industry and the corruption of Indonesian democracy.

Introducing: Indonesia for Sale

An investigative series shining new light on the corruption behind Indonesia’s deforestation and land rights crisis.