Preserving the forests
A race against the clock
by Jean-Marie Levy
Deforestation is one of the greatest environmental problemas that the planet is facing. In Indonesia, the problem is particularly serious because of widespread plan oil production and the destructive effect this has on biodiversity, as well as increasing forest fires.
Among the highlights of the Audemars Piguet Foundation’s is a project on the regeneration of biodiversity on the island of Flores in Indonesia, which has been heavily damaged by fires. This project is an extension of the restoration and reforestation activities that the foundation activities that the foundation carried out in Flores in 2016, with the aim of increasing the area of repair, forest preservation and local awareness-raising (among farmers, hunters, breeders) to 120 hectares in 3 zones. The areas identified for reforestation fall within the continuation of the project funded by the Audemars Piguet Foundation, in the region of Riung, to the centre of the island. The areas still have forests with high levels of biodiversity – but these are gradually reducing because of fires.
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