“Indonesia overtakes Brazil in forest losses despite moratorium”

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/29/us-environment-indonesia-idUSKBN0F40QX20140629

 Indonesia has for the first time surpassed Brazil in clearing tropical forests and losses are accelerating despite a 2011 moratorium meant to protect wildlife and combat climate change, scientists said on Sunday.

Indonesia’s losses of virgin forests totaled 60,000 sq kms (23,000 sq miles) – an area almost as big as Ireland – from 2000-12, partly to make way for palm oil plantations and other farms, a study said. And the pace of losses has increased.

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