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Indonesia’s new forest moratorium map is an improvement but still leaves ambiguity to be taken advantage of.

Indonesia’s new forest moratorium map is an improvement but still leaves ambiguity to be taken advantage of.

Indonesia's new forest moratorium map improved, say experts mongabay.com July 13, 2011 The latest version of Indonesia's forest moratorium map is improved over its predecessor, say forestry analysts from Daemeter Consulting. The map, released by the Ministry of Forestry (MoF), lays out which areas are excluded from logging under Indonesia's two-year moratorium on new concessions. Civil society immediately criticized the initial map, which was published at a scae of 1:19,000,000, making it nearly useless for on-the-ground decision-making. The new "map" actually consists of 921 maps at a scale of 1:250,000. Philip Wells and Gary Paoli of Daemeter say the new maps specifically include all protected areas and protected forest as part of the moratorium area, although they are not differentiated from areas shown as primary forest. The inclusion of all protected areas may help ca...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0713-moratorium_map.html

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