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Logging moratorium `a must' to save Riau forests

  • Rizal Harahap

    The Jakarta Post

Pekanbaru, Riau | Sat, May 16 2009 | 02:05 pm

The NGO Riau Forest Rescue Working Network (Jikalahari) is urging the central government to reform forestry policies and end land disputes to slow the pace of deforestation in the province. "Deforestation in Riau is due to the paper industry and oil palm plantations' conversion activities," Susanto Kurniawan, the organization's coordinator, said Thursday at a seminar on the logging moratorium...