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China and India perform badly in deforestation ranking

The Guardian reports on the results of a study on deforestation carried out by the Global Canopy Programme: While we are all complicit in global tropical deforestation through the everyday products we buy, there are 500 key governments, companies and … Continue reading

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Orangutans’ ecosystem could be wiped out

New Zealand’s 3News reports on the uncertain future facing orangutans in Indonesia: “The Governor of Indonesia’s Aceh province is under increasing pressure to pass a law which has the potential to wipe out an entire ecosystem, including Sumatran orangutans. The … Continue reading

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Satellite photos show Indonesia’s disastrous forest damage

This news article by the Korea Herald details the effects of deforestation on Indonesia’s richly biodiverse rainforests: Satellite images have found that Indonesia’s ancient forests, a cradle of biodiversity and a buffer against climate change, have shrunk much faster than … Continue reading

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