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Climate Tracker Specials: Restoring Forests in Southeast Asia EP2

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A community reforestation project in Central Java, Indonesia.
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Despite having the largest share of the world's tropical forest, Southeast Asia has become the world...

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In this episode, Climate Tracker examines efforts from local communities in Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Cambodia to keep their last forests intact. Despite having the largest share of the world's tropical forest, Southeast Asia has become the world's major deforestation hotspot that suffers from severe biodiversity loss. But many communities living around or in forests across the region have been trying to do as much as they can to recover their lost forests. Journalists Kharishar Kahfi and Siti Isnawati from Indonesia, Mai Hoang from Vietnam, Gaea Cabico of the Philippines, and Joe Patchett in Cambodia visited some of these communities to work on in-depth stories on forest recovery in Southeast Asia.

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