17 Aug '11, 9pm

Ministry of Forestry continues to undermine Indonesia's REDD program, finds Reuters via @mongabay

Ministry of Forestry continues to undermine Indonesia's REDD program, finds Reuters mongabay.com August 17, 2011 Indonesia's Ministry of Forestry is continuing to undermine the country's ambitious forest protection program in favor of industrial forestry interests, reports Reuters. David Fogarty of Reuters investigated the the Rimba Raya REDD project, which aims to conserve 90,000 hectares of peat forest in Central Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo. Despite winning initial approval from official in Jakarta, the project was last year halved by the Ministry of Forestry, undercutting its viability. Instead, the Ministry of Forestry granted thousands of hectares of deep peat to PT Best, an oil palm company. The concession not only breaks Indonesian law &38212; which prohibits conversion of peatlands deeper than 3 meters — but sends a dangerous signal to other backers of some 40 ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0817-mof_reuters.html

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