Thursday, September 29, 2016

Delving into drivers of deforestation | CIFOR Forests News Blog

Delving into drivers of deforestation | CIFOR Forests News Blog New study analyzes four decades of satellite images – overturning assumptions about the role of industrial plantations in Borneo forest loss.

Debates over forest loss in Borneo generally focus on the extent to which industrial plantations are to blame: those on the conservation side charge oil palm and pulp and paper for the destruction of tropical rainforest, those on the plantation side tend to argue that planting is done on already deforested land.


Until now, both sides have lacked clear evidence to justify their claims.    


      

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