Local Forest, Global Impact
Since 1990, more than 64 million acres of Indonesia’s forests — an area larger than the state of Oregon — have been cleared for logging. Given that deforestation accounts for 15 percent of greenhouse gases worldwide, forest loss in Indonesia is a global issue. With Reduced Impact Logging (RIL), companies target only commercially viable trees, leaving the rest to continue growing and storing carbon. Simple changes in forest management also mean healthier forests and cleaner water for local villagers. Get involved by supporting the Conservancy’s work in Indonesia.