Casualty of Aceh fires

The charred carcass of a snake next to a ranger working to extinguish a fire in Seulawah, Aceh on Monday, after tens of hectares of pine forests were deliberately burned. Haze is an annual problem in Indonesia, caused by the setting of forests on fir
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The charred carcass of a snake next to a ranger working to extinguish a fire in Seulawah, Aceh on Monday, after tens of hectares of pine forests were deliberately burned. Haze is an annual problem in Indonesia, caused by the setting of forests on fire to clear land for palm oil and pulpwood plantations.

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