President vows to balance economic, conservation plans
The Jakarta Post
Amid the rapid expansion of plantations and mining activities in forest areas, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has vowed to both sustain the environment and eradicate poverty.
“As a developing nation, we must prioritize the promotion of growth and the eradication of poverty, but we will not achieve these goals by sacrificing our forests. We must attain both development and the [good] m...