4 out of 5 Trees Illegally Cut Down in Indonesia

in Environmental Threats

Illegal logging in Indonesia between 2000 and 2004 led to trees being cut down illegally at a rate of 80 percent, or 4 out of 5 trees.

In total, the country losses around 1 million hectares of land each year to unauthorized logging.

Indonesia has about 120 million hectares of rainforest, the third largest area in the world.

Source: Fidelis E Satriastanti, “Forest of Problems Hinders Illegal Logging Fight,” Jakarta Globe, April 28, 2010.

Source:  “Taskforce sets sights on illegal logging mafia allegations,” Jakarta Post, April 19, 2010.

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