[wildsingaporenews] South-East Asia's vanishing #forests: Battle to save the #trees #malaysia

[wildsingaporenews] South-East Asia's vanishing #forests: Battle to save the #trees #malaysia

The consequences have been stark. In the 1950s, over 85 per cent of the country was forested land. Today, it is down to under 47 per cent, according to World Bank figures. Forests are a source of fresh oxygen. The trees and the soil under them also absorb a huge amount of climate-warming carbon dioxide. When large swathes of forests are felled, the chemical exchanges are disrupted, the locked-in carbon is released into the atmosphere, and climate change is sped up. In 2007, local NGO Pelangi Energi Abadi Citra Enviro - whose report was funded by the World Bank and the UK Department for International Development - ranked Indonesia as the third largest carbon emitter in the world, after the US and China. Most of Indonesia's deforestation occurs in areas like Jambi, South Sumatra, West and Central Kalimantan, Riau, and Papua in East Indonesia. Activists say there is no accura...

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