29 Sep '11, 7pm

US & Indonesian governments sign agreement today resulting in $28.5M in funding to protect forest land in Indonesia.

The United States and Indonesian governments signed an agreement September 29, 2011 that will result in $28.5 million in funding to protect a large block of forest land in the Indonesian region known as the Heart of Borneo. WWF and The Nature Conservancy worked with the two governments to develop this innovative conservation financing approach. The forest land is rich in wildlife and an important source for securing carbon. It is also a place that many local communities rely on for their livelihoods because it provides them with jobs and firewood to heat their homes.

Full article: http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/media/press/2011/WWFPres...

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