Indonesia is setting aside $141 million to protect its rainforests

Boats travel by a shallow transportation canal cut through a cleared peat swamp-like forest in Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province on Borneo island November 14, 2010. Rainforests cover 60 percent of Indonesia, and yet the country is one of the world's leading emitters of the  greenhouse gas blamed for global warming. The reason is that Indonesia also has one of the planet's fastest rates of  deforestation. Picture taken November 14, 2010.To match Special Report CLIMATE DEFORESTATION/INDONESIA   REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad (INDONESIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT) - GM1E6C31GFO01

The agency is due to begin operating at the start of 2020. Image: REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad

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