Indonesia forest-clearing ban is made permanent, but labeled ‘propaganda’

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JAKARTA — Indonesia’s president has made permanent a temporary moratorium on forest-clearing permits for plantations and logging. It’s a policy the government says has proven effective in curtailing deforestation, but whose apparent gains have been criticized by environmental activists as mere “propaganda.” Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said President Joko Widodo had signed […]

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