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Indonesia's deforestation rate falls, says Ministry of Forestry

Indonesia's deforestation rate falls, says Ministry of Forestry

Indonesia's deforestation rate fell from 830,000 hectares per year between 2006-2009 to 450,000 hectares per year between 2009–2011, said the Ministry of Forestry Thursday during the unveiling of its revision of a map that defines the country's moratorium on new logging and plantation concessions in primary forests and peatlands. The new map lists 65,282,006 hectares of natural forests and peatland as off-limits from new concessions, a reduction of 92,245 ha from the previous version of the map. The Ministry of Forestry's numbers are about 471,000 hectares less than the extent announced on Monday by the chairman of Indonesia's REDD+ Task Force, Kuntoro Mangkusubroto. The Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan said the discrepancy is the result of the UKP4 including some areas used for agricultural, acccording to the Jakarta Post . Overall the area protected under the “Indicative...

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