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More plans from the Indonesian government to deforest vital rainforests

Alison Reinhart
Calgary, Canada

Apr 23, 2013 — 

Indonesia aims to approve deforestation plan
Indonesia aims to approve deforestation plan
JAKARTA: The Indonesian government has said it aims to approve within a month a plan that would free up vast swathes of protected virgin rainforest on Sumatra island for commercial exploitation. Rights groups reacted with outrage at the news that the plan, which also needs to be passed by the Aceh provincial parliament, was making progress, saying it would only benefit huge foreign companies and not the area's people.
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