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June 13th, 2011
Indonesia Imposes Forest Cutting Ban for Two Years

Indonesia has banned cutting down peatland and primary forests for two years Friday in a financial deal with Norway that officials say will protect half of the remaining forests in the tropical archipelago. The deal that was signed last year and took effect Friday will protect 64 million hectares (158 million acres) of trees from logging and conversion into plantations, said Pungki Agus Purnomo, a presidential adviser. Read More