Indonesia: Government releases new no-go map of forests & peatlands; net loss of over 92,000 ha projected

The Forestry Ministry released on Thursday its latest “Indicative Moratorium Map” of 65,282,006 hectares of natural forests and peatland — where no clearing activities can take place — as guidelines for local administrations when issuing forestry licenses.

Unlike the controversial first revision in November, the latest revision showed a net loss of only 92,245 hectares in the total area of protected forest and peatland.

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