Major mining road could be death knell for Sumatra's lowland rainforests

Engert, Jayden E., Kartodihardjo, Hariadi, and Laurance, William F. (2022) Major mining road could be death knell for Sumatra's lowland rainforests. Biological Conservation, 274. 109714.

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Abstract

Approval of the coal-road project within the Harapan Forest by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry could push Sumatra's imperiled lowland rainforests, and the many species they harbor, markedly closer to the brink of extinction. Failure to protect the last remnants of this hyperdiverse ecosystem, along with downgrading of many environmental protections by the Indonesian government (Jong, 2021), should sound an urgent warning for the future of imperiled rainforests in Sumatra and beyond.

Item ID: 75933
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1873-2917
Keywords: Biodiversity, Ecoregion, Extinction, Infrastructure, Nature conservation, Transport, Tropical forest
Copyright Information: © 2022 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2022 00:54
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410401 Conservation and biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1899 Other environmental management > 189999 Other environmental management not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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