Category Archives: Rainforest Destruction

Nature captured at its most stunning ~ The Wild Image Project

In a world of high speed technology, it’s easy to lose our connection with nature. But as humans, we’re dependent on the natural world. It’s where we draw our inspiration and many times, our sanity. Travel is often an excellent … Continue reading

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Investigating Indonesia’s Final Forest Frontier

By Dian Hasan | June 9, 2009 A report from the Greenpeace forest campaign team onboard the Esperanza in Papua. The area is rapidly becoming Indonesia’s new battleground for palm oil. Source: Greenpeace Asia

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Rainforest Preservation Can Be More Profitable Than Palm Oil Plantations: New Study Shows

By Dian Hasan | June 8, 2009 In the article, report lead author Oscar Venter of the University of Queensland says that oil palm plantations currently threaten some 3.3 million hectares of forest in Kalimantan (the Indonesian part of the island or Borneo). However … Continue reading

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LESSONS FROM THE RAINFOREST

By Bruce Beehler | Conservation International | May 5, 2009 I have been tramping around rainforests for more than three decades now, pursuing research, community engagement, conservation and my own love of nature. I have spent time in tropical forests, … Continue reading

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Saving the Rainforest, Rebuilding Communities, One Orang Utan at a Time

One man’s odyssey that began with his compassion for the plight of the endangered Orang Utan in the jungles of Kalimantan (Indonesia’s Borneo), has developed into a truly exemplary life-long work of deforestation, rebuilding communities, reversing the adverse effects of … Continue reading

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Indonesia in race to save the world’s most endangered animals

By Dian Hasan | May 13, 2009             The world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia, carries the accolade as among the world’s last bastion against global warming. With the world’s second largest tropical rainforest after Brazil’s Amazon, … Continue reading

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Indonesia is home to three of the most endangered species

By Jonathan Wootliff | The Jakarta Post | April 7, 2009. It’s easy to become immune to the endless stream of reports about the plight of some of the planet’s most endangered species. But I make no apology for again … Continue reading

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