Indonesia to weaken peatlands to support plantations

Date:2016-02-20/ Industry news/ Chat Online
The Indonesian Ministry of the Environment and Forestry has announced it will further hobble its peatlands protection law to allow plantations to continue operating on a business as usual basis.
Indosia palm plantations
Change in peatland cover in Indonesia and Malaysia between 2000 and 2010
Indonesian law number 71/2014 on the protection of peatland ecosystems was passed late last year amid protests by both environmental groups who felt the law did not do enough, and industry activists who claim the law will significantly harm their business and the Indonesian economy.

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