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Indonesia: President to Sign Moratorium this Month



Posted on 19 February 2011
 From the Jakarta Post: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is slated to sign a presidential instruction this month, serving as the country’s legal basis to stop the handing out of licenses to convert primary forest and peatland for business purposes. The signing will take place two months after the pledged deadline on Jan. 1. However, the two-year moratorium will exclude secondary forest — forest that has already been converted for other purposes. Read more...

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