‘Dangerous’ new regulation puts Indonesia’s carbon-rich peatlands at risk

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Road running through drained and burned peatlands. Photo by Rhett A. ButlerJAKARTA — A new Indonesian government regulation that restricts the types of carbon-rich peat landscapes that must be protected has raised concerns among environmentalists about a backslide in forest protection policies. Existing regulations, issued in the wake of devastating fires in 2015, require that plantation companies and other concession holders whose land includes areas with […]

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