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Indonesia looks to save its rainforests

Community leaders in Aceh say palm oil trees are causing droughts and making the land less fertile.

Last Modified: 01 Sep 2013 01:44
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Half of Indonesia’s rainforest has disappeared in the last 30 years due to logging, mining and palm oil tree plantations.

But a government moratorium on commercial activities, and a return to a more traditional way of living are helping to restore it.

Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Leuser Park Aceh.

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