Indonesian indigenous groups look to tourists to protect forests

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OSLO (Reuters) – Indonesian indigenous communities launched a project on Friday to encourage foreign tourism in ancestral forests to slow the advance of logging operations and palm oil plantations. The GreenIndonesia non-governmental organization, working with six indigenous groups, said the plan would ease poverty, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and diversify from traditional forest-based incomes such as weaving. “We’re trying to draw tourists to areas of Indonesia where communities are working to preserve their land and … …