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Requesting law enforcement on illegal deforestation and the protection of primary forests will allow the forests to regrow and animals to thrive. It is important as this will have the greatest influence on policies and enforcements regarding deforestation. The president is in a position to create changes since he is the voice of the country. President Joko has the ability to enforce and change…

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Requesting law enforcement on illegal deforestation and the protection of primary forests will allow the forests to regrow and animals to thrive. It is important as this will have the greatest influence on policies and enforcements regarding deforestation. The president is in a position to create changes since he is the voice of the country. President Joko has the ability to enforce and change…

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James Stuart
James Stuart Campaign leader

This article should be read because it details how deforestation rates that the Indonesian government has shown have been compared to in…Read More

Deforestation in Indonesia Is Double the Government's Official Rate

Scientific American
Trees in Indonesia are disappearing at twice the rate reported by the nation's government, according to a new analysis of deforestation rates. The data also suggests that the nation's 2011 regulations to halt deforestation were largely ineffective, the study authors say. Published yesterday in the journal Nature Climate Change, the study…Read More
James Stuart
James Stuart Campaign leader

People should read this article because it shows the amount of destruction of primary forest in Indonesia. Forest losses totalled 6.02m…Read More

Rate of deforestation in Indonesia overtakes Brazil, says study

the Guardian
Indonesia has greatly under-reported how much primary rainforest it is cutting down, according to the government's former head of forestry data gathering. UN and official government figures have maintained that the country with the third biggest stretch of tropical forest after the Amazon and Congo was losing 310,00 hectares of all its forest a…Read More
James Stuart
James Stuart Campaign leader

The article should be read by many because it shows how Indonesia is trying to make a change and reduce its rate of deforesting. The newly…Read More

Indonesia's Forests Disappearing at Record Rates

In Asia
In early November, less than one month after Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s inauguration, Siti Nurbaya Bakar, the newly installed Environment and Forestry minister, announced that the government would extend an existing moratorium on the issuance of new permits for logging in primary forests in an effort to halt deforestation. While…Read More
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