With around 240 million inhabitants, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world. The land area is spread over more than 17.000 islands, with beautiful beaches, countless volcanoes and a diverse flora and fauna. Half of the population lives on the largest island of Java, where the capital Jakarta is located. In addition to Java, Sumatra, Borneo and Sulawesi are important main islands of the state, and Bali is a popular holiday destination.
Indonesia is still one of the largest areas of rainforest in the world. However, the production of palm oil has increased massively in recent years and is increasingly threatening primary forests. With an annual production of around 45 million tons, Indonesia is the main growing country for palm oil and covers 2/3 of the world total. More than 11 million hectares of land are now required for this.