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Peatland conversions conditionally approved

  • Adianto P. Simamora


JAKARTA | Thu, February 19 2009 | 11:52 am

PREMIUM The environment minister has approved the conversion of peatlands to oil palm plantations, if an environmental impact analysis (Amdal) is done.

State Minister for the Environment Rachmat Witoelar was responding to Tuesday’s issuance of a decree by Agriculture Minister Anton Apriyantono on the use of peatlands, despite strong criticism from environmentalists that the move could r...