Indonesia's Forests in Crisis

Rapport - 18 maart, 2004
Indonesia began to exploit its forests in earnest in the early 1970s, with the development of the country's wood-processing industries. Today, Indonesia is a significant producer of tropical hardwood logs and sawn wood, plywood and other boards, and pulp for papermaking. More than half the country's forests (some 54 million hectares) are allocated for timber production (although not all are being actively logged), and a further 2 million hectares of industrial wood plantations have been established, supplying mostly pulpwood. Agricultural plantation crops including tea, coffee, rubber and oil palm are also important for domestic consumption and export.

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