How giving cash to poor families may also save trees in Indonesia

A poverty reduction program is associated with a 30 percent drop in deforestation

Indonesia forest

Indonesia has been losing its mature forests at an alarming rate, but recently, it’s losing them less quickly, with loss in 2019 slowing by 5 percent compared with 2018, according to the Global Forest Watch. Forests in Kalimantan, Indonesia are shown here.

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