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Jakarta Post

Revised map of forest moratorium slammed

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, December 10 2011   /  11:10 am

JAKARTA: Greenomics Indonesia condemned the exclusion by the government of 4.8 million hectares of peatland from the revised indicative moratorium map of natural forests and peatland.

Prior to its revision, the moratorium map had 10.7 million hectares of peatland that were covered by the moratorium on the granting of new licenses.

“However, almost 45 percent of the peatland, amounting to 10.7 million hectares, have been taken out of the indicative moratorium map. This is a slap in the mouth by Indonesia ahead of the climate-change conference currently being held in Durban, South Africa,” Greenomics Indonesia executive director Elfian Effendi said here on Friday.

Greenomics was responding Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan, who claimed to be in the international meeting where the Indonesia would promised to exclude the 4.8 million hectares of peatland from the revis...