October 6, 2011

Conservation offers better rewards than plantations: UNEP

A September 29, 2011 UN Environment Program report advocating forest conservation in Indonesia finds that in addition to the benefits of preserving water supplies and protecting rare orangutans, the undisturbed forests are worth up to US$22,000 per hectare at current carbon prices, three times more than their value if the land is cleared.

Sources: Jakarta Post, UN.org

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