Equatorial Asia remains home to pristine rain forests and several hundred traditional cultures many of whom live in close association with forests. Developments of new road networks, oil palm plantations and mines in recent years indicate that change is coming.
Nusantara Atlas verifies the activities of oil palm and mining companies, and their subsidiaries, and whether they keep clearing forests in near real time.
It brings a voice to indigenous communities by putting on the map the boundary of their ancestral lands and their traditional sago plantations.
It brings this information at users’ fingertips via impactful time-lapse animations and a dynamic graphical user interface.
Local government, environmental organisations, journalists and scientists use this platform to carry out planting permit reviews, concession monitoring, environmental impact assessments, conservation planning.