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Report from conference

Indonesia’s leader says he will dedicate final years of his presidency to protect rainforest

Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhyono in Forests Indonesia Conference on 27 September 2011 vowed to dedicate the last three years of his administration to safeguarding his nation’s rainforests – a pledge that received broad support from the conference’s distinguished participants.

Hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the conference provided a platform for 1,000 leaders of Indonesia’s government, business community and civil society, as well as foreign funding partners, to discuss the future of the third-largest tropical forest area in the world.

Read the commemorative conference booklet from the President’s Office entitled “Development and Forests Management Must be Balanced for Future Generations”

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