This decision impacts both the environment and the plantation owners.
While the owners are faced with the challenge of complying with the new rules and seeking alternative means of livelihood, the local community stands to benefit from the restored natural habitat and the subsequent positive climate impact.
However, the situation is complex and a large percentage of plantation owners operating illegally in forested areas remain unidentified. This ongoing process requires every owner to submit documents detailing their land usage. If found to be operating illegally, they risk eviction and possible criminal charges. Despite the potential difficulties, this initiative can contribute to reversing the adverse effects of deforestation caused by palm oil cultivation.