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Indonesia reports slowdown in deforestation growth

Indonesia has shared promising climate news, reporting a notable slowdown in deforestation growth. The country's Ministry of Environment and Forestry revealed a 17% decrease in deforestation rates in 2022 compared to the previous year. This positive development reflects the effectiveness of targeted conservation efforts and sustainable practices.
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Illegal logging, agricultural expansion, and land conversion have historically contributed to deforestation in Indonesia. However, stricter enforcement, enhanced forest management, and sustainable land-use planning have yielded encouraging results. The Indonesian government's crackdown on illegal logging and forest encroachments, coupled with sustainable farming methods and reforestation programs, has helped curtail destructive practices.

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This slowdown in deforestation growth aligns with global climate goals and biodiversity preservation. But this is a unique glimmer of hope as deforestation rates have surged in countries like Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Deforestation remains a pressing issue worldwide, with forests facing relentless threats from illegal logging, agricultural expansion, and unsustainable land-use practices.

Forests serve as vital carbon sinks, absorbing significant amounts of CO2. Slowing deforestation not only protects critical habitats but also contributes to reducing global carbon emissions. The progress in Indonesia highlights the potential for meaningful change when governments, communities, and environmental stakeholders unite.





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  • Tabitha Kimani

    49 w

    I am just imagining if this could be news from all over the world. What a joy!

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    • Saustine Lusanzu

      49 w

      Good news to hear about our Lovely planet

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      • winnie nguru

        50 w

        Good news. When the people are directly involved in conservation efforts of their immediate environment such are the results.

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        • Rashid Kamau

          50 w

          Awesome!!! Reducing emissions from deforestation has long been a cost-effective climate mitigation strategy.

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          • Johannes Luiga

            50 w

            Really good! Let’s keep this development continues

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            • rosebellendiritu

              50 w

              Wow!17%decrease is really a good drop,hoping this will continue until there is no more deforestation,

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              • Joyce Waturu

                50 w

                Those are incredible news indeed.

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                • Naseem Akhtar

                  50 w

                  Indeed, Good news

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                  • Sarah Chabane

                    50 w

                    @naseem_akhtar it is! Would be even better it was a global trend

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                  • Marine Stephan

                    50 w

                    This is great news! Let's hope deforestation will keep going down

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                    • walter lungayi

                      50 w

                      @marine_stephan indeed let's hope so. Also strategies should be put in place to curb deforestation.

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