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CSR Outreach: Chevron restores ecology in Mt. Halimun Salak

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 24 2012   /  11:02 am

Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI), in cooperation with Halimun Salak National Park and other parties, is restoring critical ecology in the forests of Mount Halimun Salak, with priority given to 500 hectares of forest.

The forest restoration is being conducted under the Green Corridor Initiative. Activities focus on the planting of native trees in the green corridor, community empowerment and participation and an integrated communication program.

Ecosystems in the species-rich forest in Mt. Halimun Salak, where Chevron’s geothermal concession is located, have experienced environmental degradation due to forest encroachment and illegal logging.

Shrubs have grown wild throughout part of forest, replacing big and pioneer trees, such as Kareumbi (Omaslanthus popuneus), Cangcaratan (Naulea lanceolata), and Manggong (Macaranga rhizoides).

Chevron, along with Halim...