Indonesian Government Losses Due to Deforestation

Indonesian Government Losses Due to DeforestationIndonesia is a country with a million riches in it, especially the wealth of nature that has been recognized by the world. Indonesia has vast forest land and occupies the country with the third largest tropical forest after Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Kango, Indonesia alone has a forest with an area of ??490,000 square miles which means Indonesia plays an important role in donating oxygen to all living things in the world.

With the vast forest is of course in it many stored wealth that must be protected and preserved. For indigenous peoples who live and depend on forests, the impacts of deforestation on forests in Indonesia continue to be felt.

Deforestation itself is the result of irresponsible people who are merely money-grabbing and thirsty for power without thinking of the impacts of deforestation on their own for the future both for nature and for living things that depend on their forests for life.

The main factor of deforestation itself is the expansion of oil palm by cutting down the peat forest. Oil palm entrepreneurs with no sense of clearing away the forest in an irrational way is to scorch the forest in order to be planted with oil palm seeds.

The burning of forests by irresponsible people resulted in Indonesia having to fight each year with smoke from forest burning, this problem is no longer a national problem but has also become an international problem because it already involves neighboring countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei Darussalam who also felt the impact of smoke from the burning of the forest ..

The Indonesian government itself annually pours funds to deal with air pollution caused by the forest fires, the impact of forest and land fires by 2015 alone, noted by BNPB that the loss to be borne by the Indonesian government amounts to Rp 221 trillion.

Losses from the forest fires are not only materially but also health-related, with inhalation smoke causing vulnerable people to acute respiratory infections (ARI) and eye irritation from exposure to forest-burning fumes.

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