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Papua is the last frontier of intact forest in Indonesia.
Most of the deforestation in both Papua provinces occurred within Production Forest and Other Land Use areas, which can be considered planned deforestation.
Forest loss in peatlands has been lower than in non-peatlands, but more carbon is released when peatland forest is lost.
Emissions from forest loss in peatlands could surpass emissions from non-peatland forest.
Kalimantan and Sumatra experienced the largest reduction in primary forest loss between 2016 and 2017 by 68 percent and 51 percent respectively.
The world is losing tree cover at an alarming rate, and the effects on biodiversity, the climate and indigenous communities cannot be overstated.
Only behind China and the United States of America.
Indonesia actually experienced a decline in tree cover loss compared to the previous year.
Here’s a snapshot of tree cover loss in tropical countries last year.