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Money on trees

Swathes of peatland are being cleared to make way for pulp and paper plantations, and the booming palm oil industry. But Indonesia is slowly waking up to the hidden cost of releasing the huge stores of carbon kept in peatland, said Daniel Mudiyarso, an expert at Indonesia's Centre for International Forestry Research. "We used to hear the term 'marginal land' for this kind of ecosystem, but our awareness (of its importance) is increasing," Mudiyarso said.
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