09 February 2018

Deforestation Wanes in Indonesia’s Aceh and Leuser Ecosystem, But Threats Remain

Deforestation in Indonesia’s Aceh province last year fell 18 percent from 2016 — a trend activists attribute to better law enforcement and intensified campaigning about the importance of protecting the unique Leuser Ecosystem. Another factor is a government moratorium on oil palm planters clearing peatlands, but this hasn’t stopped many such operators from acting with impunity. Activists worry that future threats will come from road projects and planned hydropower and geothermal plants.

Read More: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/02/deforestation-wanes-in-indonesias-aceh-and-leuser-ecosystem-but-threats-remain-ngo-says/

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