Contrary to the global trend, both the University of Maryland (UMD) data and the official deforestation data provided by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) show that Indonesia actually experienced a decline in tree cover loss compared to the previous year.

UMD’s data shows Indonesia had 0.4 million hectares of primary forest loss in 2017. The MoEF reported 0.5 million hectares of forest loss in 2017 using separate criteria to designate loss within primary forests, secondary forests and Acacia plantations.