Indonesia Would Like to Continue Moratorium to Protect Peatlands

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Indonesia would like to continue moratorium to protect peatlands

Deforestation © Rhett Butler / Mongaybay

Indonesia’s secretary general of the Ministry of Forestry would like to continue protecting Indonesia’s 14.5 million hectares of  peatlands by hoping to extend it two year moratorium due to expire this May. Peatlands are prime tiger habitat and are essential in the survival of wild tigers.

“The ministry of forestry would like to continue the moratorium and provide degraded land for business”. “We have had success with the moratorium.”

Hadi Daryanto, secretary general of the Ministry of Forestry

However, there has been wide criticism stating that improvements to the moratorium are needed, especially in closing loop holes and focusing on a wider range of industries.

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