Sumatra’s dwindling forests face extra pressure from a major highway project

Sumatra’s dwindling forests face extra pressure from a major highway project

JAKARTA — In Indonesia’s Sumatra, which has lost much of its forests over the decades, a major highway project running the length of the island is poised to speed up incursions into the few significant stands of forest that remain, researchers say. Construction of the Trans-Sumatran Highway, spanning 2,700 kilometers (1,680 miles) from Banda Aceh […]

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