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Mining exploration

Year: 2011 Author: Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The mining industry is a potential threat to Sumatran orangutan habitat in a number of important areas, both directly by its own activities and indirectly by road access. It includes a major gold mine near the town of Batang and iron ore mining in the Alas valley, and planned development of coal mining in the hill forests inland of the Tripa swamps.
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Ecological zones
Fire events in Tripa
Forest status
Forest loss from 1985-2007 for Sumatra
Conservation areas and the Leuser Ecosystem
Abatement costs for transition from undisturbed forest to other land uses