Indonesia curbs deforestation rate in 2020: Environment Ministry

Reuters

4 Mar 2021, 12:00 am

Updated 4 months ago

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Indonesia, with the world's third-biggest rainforest area, reduced the rate of deforestation by 75 percent last year by controlling forest fires more effectively and limiting the clearing of woodland, the Environment Ministry said.

Global environmental group Greenpeace was sceptical, saying the deforestation rate most likely dropped in 2020 due to a slowdown in economic activity during the coronavirus pandemic as well as unusually wet weather...

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