Conservation of Indonesia’s priceless rainforests may be important but it doesn’t generate cash, so I wasn’t too surprised to see this banner advertising furniture at the Forestry Ministry:

Inhutani I and Indonesian garden furniture
So that's where the forests end up!

We can only hope, of course, that it’s all being done in a “sustainable” manner – whatever that means when it comes to hacking down rainforests which have been there for millennia.

The state company advertising the furniture, PT Inhutani I, reportedly manages around 630,000 Ha of natural forest located in East Kalimantan and South Sulawesi.

That’s enough forest for an awful lot of furniture – most of which is exported to Europe, Japan and the US.


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