(CANADA) JUST IN: A Canadian-listed mining company has been granted a concession over more than half of an Indonesian island #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.22: Mining on small islands in Indonesia was off-limits until a controversial pro-business bill was passed last year.

#AceDailyNews reports on a pro-business-bill and the battle for ‘Indonesia’s Gold Island’ as environmentalists say the gold mine threatens Sangihe island’s ancient forests, which are home to endemic birds and locals fear it will affect their water supply….

The BBC went to visit the remote island to see what’s at stake.

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English: Indonesia map from the CIA World Factbook websiteDateUnknown dateSourcehttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/AuthorCentral Intelligence Agency

Produced by: Raja Lumbanrau, Rebecca Henschke and Astudestra Ajengrastri 

Filmed by: Anindita Pradana Gunita

Edited by: Kevin Kim

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: July.21: 2021:

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