From Protected Forest to Farmland
Tuesday, 1 December 2020
An environment and forestry minister regulation is allowing the development of food estates on protected forests. Developing food estates in former peatland will threaten the ecosystem.
THE government’s excuse for allowing the development of food estates in protected forests which has already lost its ‘protection’ function does not make any sense for Wahyu Perdana. This campaign manager for food, water and essential ecosystems of Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) said that if protected forests are damaged, they should be restored rather than be abandoned. “This is the same pattern as in th...
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