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2011-02-02 06:25:00

Indonesia said Tuesday that it plans to step up its law enforcement on Borneo Island, after it acknowledged that hundreds of mine and plantation companies are operating illegally on the island, which is affecting forests and threatened species. The forest ministry admitted that less than 20 percent of the companies operating on the island and less than 1.5 percent of the mining firms had official permits in Central Kalimantan, on the Indonesian side of Borneo. "There are only 67 plantation...