Borneo’s ancient forests vanishing at faster rate due to palm oil

A new study found that 18.7 million hectares of old-growth forest in Borneo were cleared between 1973 and 2015, but the pace increased dramatically after 2005 with the expansion of palm oil plantations, according to a report in Mongabay, a conservation news site. Of the total cleared, 4.5 to 4.8 million acres were due to… » Read More

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