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Forest loss from 1985-2007 for Sumatra

Year: 2011 Author: Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
If only the most important orangutan habitat is examined – i.e. forest below 1,000 m – for the 1985-2007 period, the rate of loss was even higher, at 28% and 49% for Aceh and North Sumatra respectively. When only the most species-rich forests (below 500 m) are considered, forest loss between 1985 and 2007 was 36% for Aceh and 61% for North Sumatra. For the carbon-rich peat swamp forests the loss was 33% for Aceh and 78% for North Sumatra.
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Change in forest cover, 1985-2007
Forest status
Fire events in Tripa
Ecological zones
Abatement costs for transition from undisturbed forest to other land uses
Conservation areas and the Leuser Ecosystem