The Leuser ecosystem is supposed to be protected land. But the designation has done little to stop the spread of illegal logging syndicates.
The new system allows the public, journalists, and businesses to track the entire system and easily identify illegal activity.
Conservation groups say that illegal loggers may have intentionally set the fires in retaliation for indigenous group monitoring of their activities.
VICE News speaks to Puyr Tembe, a campaigner for indigenous tribes, who takes part in patrols against illegal loggers that threaten her family's land.
Indonesia announced on Sunday that foreign journalists will be allowed to travel unhindered to West Papau, a region where a 50-year separatist movement has challenged Indonesian territorial claims.
The world's largest agricultural corporations have pledged to stop deforestation, but the small and mid-sized companies they sometimes work with continue to operate illegally, say conservationists.
Interpol issued a list of the world's most wanted environmental fugitives and asks the public for help in tracking them down.
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Illegal logging in Peru likely pushed the tribe into the country.