UN Report Offers Green Economy as Means to Offset Cost of Orangutan Protection

13th Sep 2011 Press Releases

UN Offers ‘Green Economy’ Options to Offset Cost of Critical Orangutan Protection

Jakarta – Indonesia could balance conservation and development objectives – and potentially triple the economic benefits derived from key orangutan habitats– by adopting Green Economy initiatives, according to an 18-month study released today by theUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) under its Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP).

Orangutans and the Economics of Sustainable Forest Management in Sumatra, which was produced at the request of the Republic of Indonesia, examines specific sites in Sumatra that host significant populations of critically endangered orangutans, and offers concrete sustainable land-use options.

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