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07/31/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Indonesia Agrees To Protect Forests In Exchange For Debt Forgiveness

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The United States will sign an agreement Tuesday to forgive nearly $30 million in Indonesian debt in return for the large Southeast Asian country agreeing to protect forests on Sumatra Island, which is home to endangered tigers, elephants, rhinos and orangutan.

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