Promise and peril in Indonesia

Laurance, William F. (2011) Promise and peril in Indonesia. Society for Conservation Biology Newsletter, 18 (4). pp. 1-3.

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[Extract] For many years I worked in the Brazilian Amazon, which until recently held the dubious honor of being the world's deforestation 'leader'. Fortunately, forest destruction has declined somewhat in Brazil, but it continues apace in Indonesia.

What are we to think about Indonesia? For biologists like myself, the country often provokes visions of ancient rainforests being razed by slash-and-burn farmers, and endangered tigers and orangutans fleeing from the growling bulldozers of logging corporations.

This reality is true, but there is also hope on the horizon.

Item ID: 19562
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2012 23:24
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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