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Indonesia reduced the rate of deforestation by 75% in 2020

Indonesia, with the world’s third biggest rainforest area, reduced the rate of deforestation by 75% last year by controlling forest fires more effectively and limiting clearing of woodland, the Environment Ministry said.

Global environmental group Greenpeace was sceptical, saying the deforestation rate most likely dropped in 2020 due to a slowdown in economic activity during the coronavirus pandemic as well as unusually wet weather.

Deforestation in 2020 was estimated at around 115,500 hectares (285,407 acres), down from around 462,500 hectares in 2019, Environment and Forestry Ministry senior official Ruandha Agung Sugardiman told reporters on Wednesday.

“Various efforts undertaken by the Environment and Forestry Ministry have brought a significant result,” he said, citing policies such as a moratorium on primary forest clearing and improved forest fire management, including cloud seeding.

Indonesia is prone to annual forest fires which the government says are often started intentionally by farmers as a cheap land-clearance method even though flames can spread uncontrollably, particularly during the dry season.

Greenpeace challenged the ministry’s view of the factors that had eased deforestation.

“To claim that forest fire control, agrarian reform and law enforcement in the forestry sector were the main contributors, I think is a bit premature,” Greenpeace Indonesia country director Leonardo Simanjuntak told Reuters.


May 03, 2023

Indonesia made significant progress in its efforts to combat deforestation in 2020, with a reduction of 75% in the rate of forest loss.

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Feb 23, 2023

Indonesia has achieved a remarkable success in 2020 with a 75% reduction in deforestation rate. This is an impressive accomplishment, especially considering the ongoing global climate crisis.

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Dec 21, 2022

Indonesia has made remarkable progress in conserving its forests in 2020. This year, the country was able to reduce the rate of deforestation by a whopping 75 percent.

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Nov 15, 2022

Indonesia's efforts have been aided by a number of factors, including a boom in the palm oil industry, a commitment to reduce subsidies for forest products, and improved monitoring and enforcement of land rights.

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Nov 04, 2022

In 2020, the country lost 115,459 hectares of forest cover, around the size of Los Angeles. According to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, this represents a 75% decrease from 2019.

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