The world lost 18 million hectares (45 million acres) of trees in 2014, more than half of it in the tropics.
WRI established its Indonesia office in 2014. We work with leaders in business, government, and civil society to address climate change, forest restoration, forest governance, and access to information. Learn more about our work in Indonesia, including our Forests and Landscapes in Indonesia, Governance of Forests Initiative, and Access Initiative projects. Visit the WRI Indonesia website.
Indonesia is a rich archipelago with an abundance of natural resources. At the same time, the country is the world’s sixth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, mainly due conversion of its forests and carbon-rich peat lands to agricultural fields.
In Kalimantan, Indonesia’s largest palm oil-producing region, it’s possible to fully protect the most valuable forests and reduce emissions by 35 percent while only modestly reducing profits.
The protected area has seen 185 fire alerts since May 29, 2015, some of which are likely associated with land clearing for agriculture.
Half of the fire alerts in Indonesia's Riau Province are occurring in protected areas like the Tesso Nilo National Park. Plus, 38 percent of the alerts are on peatlands, some of the country's most carbon-rich ecosystems.
Indonesia will continue to ban new licenses to clear key forest areas. The policy brings benefits for the country's forests, climate and the economy.
Deforestation and land use change drive about 80 percent of Indonesia's greenhouse gas emissions. Strengthening the country's soon-to-expire forest moratorium can help whittle them down.
Russia and Canada experienced massive tree cover loss in 2011-2013, with annual losses in their northern forests equal to an area the size of Ireland, mostly due to forest fires, according to new satellite data from WRI’s Global Forest Watch.
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New satellite data finds that Indonesia’s tree cover loss slowed to 1.6 million hectares per year in recent years.
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Data satelit terkini menunjukkan bahwa hilangnya tutupan pohon Indonesia melambat menjadi 1.6 juta hektar per tahun beberapa tahun terakhir.