FACT CHECK DOCUMENTS

The Section on Great Apes of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group has produced the first in what we hope will be a series of documents that fact check information surrounding an energy, extractive or associated infrastructure project in ape habitat. Please find the link to this document below.

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BATANG TORU HYDROPOWER PROJECT

Factcheck and References

on Key Issues

 

The Section on Great Apes (SGA) of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group has published a factcheck document assessing claims about the environmental credentials of the Batang Toru hydropower project in Sumatra, Indonesia. The report identifies many inaccurate and misleading statements made by the project’s developers, especially concerning its likely impact on the newly described Tapanuli orangutan species, and reiterates the call for a moratorium on the project while a full and transparent scientific evaluation is conducted.

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