Sunday, 26 May 2013

Palm-oiled and Logged out?

Areas of rain forest in Sumatra and other Indonesian locations are being decimated by logging for paper mills and replacing the forests with palm oil plantations (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/26/tigers-stronghold-sumatra-poachers?INTCMP=SRCH). Most of the activity to driven by western demands for materials with little or no regard for the endangered animal and plant life in the area including Orang-utans, Sumatran tigers and rhinoceros. There are even suggestions that fires are started deliberately in these areas to speed up the deforestation process.

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