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Indonesia’s Wood Resource: Trends and Policies

Introduction Exploitation of tropical rainforests in Indonesia is distinguished geographically between Java and the Outer Islands (Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Irian Jaya). Timber on Java is produced from the 1.4 million hectares of plantations which consist mainly of teak, pine, mahogany and Agathis; sustained through scientific silvicultural techniques. Exploitation in the Outer Islands is …

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