A firefighter extinguishes a fire in a forest in Indonesia in 2019. Photo: AFP
A firefighter extinguishes a fire in a forest in Indonesia in 2019. Photo: AFP
Indonesia

Indonesia’s forest fire destruction in 2019 far worse than official estimate

  • Land burned nearly twice that officially reported; deforestation rate slowed in 2017-2020
  • Indonesia says it is committed to reducing deforestation, but environmental groups call for greater transparency

Topic |   Indonesia
A firefighter extinguishes a fire in a forest in Indonesia in 2019. Photo: AFP
A firefighter extinguishes a fire in a forest in Indonesia in 2019. Photo: AFP
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