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Harapan Rainforest - Pilot Restoration of a Degraded Forest Ecosystem on Sumatra
10/09 - 12/13
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By maintaining and protecting 101,000 ha of rainforest in the provinces of Jambi and South Sumatra, the first areas to be designated for ecosystem restoration in Indonesia, some 15.2 million tonnes of CO2 are to be securely stored over a 30-year period to serve as a model for how inactive production forest licences can be applied to a further 24 million ha of rainforest. The project calls for measures for example to combat the causes of deforestation and forest degradation, restore forest regions, develop an REDD strategy for Indonesia and other areas of rainforest around the globe and integrate biodiversity aspects, as well as to ensure the financial sustainability of the initiative.