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Pledge to protect Sumatran forest

Date : 9th October 2008, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Indonesian authorities have pledged to stop the loss of forests and species in Sumatra, one of the world's most ecologically important islands. Representatives of the island's 10 provinces, national government and the environment group WWF launched the deal at the World Conservation Congress. Sumatra has lost about half of its forest cover in the last 20 years. It is home to a number of important and iconic species such as the tiger, orangutan, rhinoceros and elephant. The island has suffered floods and forest fires in recent years that have been widely attributed to illegal forest clearance.

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