29 Jun '11, 12am

Is the Ministry of Forestry undermining Indonesia's logging moratorium? via @mongabay

Is the Ministry of Forestry undermining Indonesia's logging moratorium? via @mongabay

Green tigers: new research shows protecting forests will deliver new economic boom for Southeast Asia (06/27/2011) A raft of new studies show that protecting Southeast Asia's forests could provide an enormous economic lift for Southeast Asia. Indeed, the studies suggest, forest conservation, sustainable forestry, and agricultural improvements, along with investments in clean energy, could spur the rise of regional "Green Tiger" economies whose development levels surpass even those achieved during the boom years of the 1990's. The studies provide a striking rebuttal to palm oil and timber industries' claims that deforestation is necessary for the region's growth. 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 ...

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