Sumatra

A decade of forest loss in Sumatra, Indonesia

Indonesia has the second highest deforestation rate for a tropical country. Using a new assessment approach, researchers have found that from 1990 to 2010 Sumatra lost 7.54 million hectares of primary forest and saw a further 2.31 million hectares degraded. The bulk of the cleared forest – 7.25 million hectares – had already been degraded.

Conservation that promotes a green economy

Elizabeth Kahurani (Nairobi) - As countries like Indonesia consider strategies for a policy to implement the REDD+ mechanism, evidence is increasingly pointing to the need for an all-inclusive approach as opposed to establishing and exclusively focusing on protected areas.  In a recent study, ASB Partnership scientists looked at opportunities for a green economy and

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