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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:09 PM
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Mass tree-planting in Indonesia (BBC)
Indonesia is trying to plant nearly 80 million trees in a single day, in an attempt to set a new world record and deflect criticism about deforestation.

Police, soldiers and local officials joined President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in the nationwide project.

The plan is part of a campaign launched at UN climate change talks last year.

A World Bank report puts Indonesia as the world's third largest greenhouse gas emitter - owing to deforestation, land clearing and forest fires.

President Yudhoyono took part in the planting of more than 1,000 native trees in Bogor, west Java.
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more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7117002.stm

Their *president* is trying to set a good example as an environmentalist? What a crazy idea! :crazy:
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ORDagnabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:31 PM
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1. so are they going to "re-plant" all the animals they killed when they destroyed the forests?
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:36 PM
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2. Hopefully they'll also run an education campaign about WHY trees are important...
Then crack down on the government connected timber and land thieves.
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:33 AM
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3. One thing at a time ...
... first the greenwash, then the budget cuts to prevent real action then
the payoffs from the timber companies and the tacit restoration of the
current situation ...

(Cynical? Moi?)
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