Illegal Mining

Illegal mining continues to be a problem in Central Sulawesi. Because of rumours of a gold find, more than 5000 people from all over Indonesia rushed to the village of Dongi-Dongi to look for themselves. Their activities destroyed six hectares of forest inside the Lore Lindu National Park area. These pictures were taken at Poboya, on the outskirts of Palu and Dongi-Dongi in the district of Poso.