Rebel hero who has ‘betrayed’ the last of Aceh’s orang-utans

Published on: Last updated:

Temps de lecture : 1 minute  

éléphant, forêt, aceh, indonésie, sumatra

Un éléphant dans une forêt de la province d’Aceh © CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP

When the former rebel leader Irwandi Yusuf became governor of Indonesia’s Aceh province, he proclaimed a “green vision” for the war-torn region. Aceh’s lush forests – still relatively pristine despite decades of civil conflict – would not be sacrificed for short-term profit, he promised. True to his word, he even chased down illegal loggers in his own jeep.

The Independent

Media Query: