12 Jul '11, 6pm

Indonesia to recognize rights of forest communities, indigenous peoples ~ @mongabay

Indonesia to recognize rights of forest communities, indigenous peoples ~ @mongabay

Is the Ministry of Forestry undermining Indonesia's logging moratorium? (06/28/2011) Indonesia's Ministry of Forestry is already undermining the moratorium on new forestry concessions on peatlands and in primary forest areas, alleges a new report from Greenomics-Indonesia. The report, The Toothless Moratorium , claims that a new decree from the Ministry of Forestry converts 81,490 hectares of forest protected under the moratorium into logging areas. The area affected is larger than Singapore. Indonesia's moratorium undermines community forestry in favor of industrial interests (06/21/2011) Indonesia's moratorium on new concessions in primary forest areas and peatlands "completely ignores" the existence of community forestry management licenses, jeopardizing efforts to improve the sustainability of Indonesia's forest sector and ensure benefits from forest use reach local pe...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0712-indonesia_adat_redd.html

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