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New government regulation threatens forest protection

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, August 13 2012 | 06:00 am

PREMIUM New central government regulations will allow mining and palm oil plantation companies with regional licenses to buy their concessions in state-controlled forests.

The regulations, No. 60/2012 on forest conversions and No. 61/2012 on forest utilization, stipulate that mining and palm oil businesses that started operation before the enactment of the Law on Spatial Planning and Forest Utiliza...