Discourse: Lukewarm efforts stall REDD

Jakarta Post: Question: Could you explain what the taskforce would do with the so-called “forest mafia”? Answer: Indonesia suffered vast deforestation when destruction and encroachments were seemingly done in “legal” ways. Natural forests and peatland containing high-value environmental resources were reduced to only some 28 million hectares in the country. The forests became incapable of providing for forest-dependant people. Forest destruction increased as permits were carelessly issued after regional autonomy.......

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