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Indonesian rainforests

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Monday, October 26, 2009 by The Independent/UK
Illegal Logging Responsible for Loss of 10 Million Hectares in Indonesia
by Kathy Marks, Asia-Pacific Correspondent

Lush tropical rainforest once covered almost all of Indonesia’s 17,000 islands between the Indian and Pacific oceans. And just half a century ago, 80 per cent remained. But since then, rampant logging and burning has destroyed nearly half that cover, and made the country the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouses gases after the US and China.

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