BERNAMA, January 26, 2010
WEST JAVA: Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday said that his country has planned to plant one billion trees per year, in order to fight forest destruction, as well as an effort to save the planet from climate change.
Currently, the tropical country had already planted hundreds million of trees to cope with its forest loss due to illegal logging and forest destruction, the president said, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
"We have targeted to plant one billion trees annually. Currently, we have planted hundreds million of trees," Yudhoyono said in his speech at the launching of a new toll road here.
Poor implementation of law enforcement has been the major cause of the illegal logging in Indonesia .
The president warned that the archipelago country may lose some of its 17,500 islands should sea level rise further.
"Let's save our forest, fight illegal logging. Let's do all efforts to prevent our planet from getting warmer," he said.