Scary numbers here. Sad to see people still entrusting big corporations with their economic welfare even as corporate profits are in decline.
Indonesia’s forests were cleared at a rate of 1.5 million hectares per year between 2000 and 2009, reports a new satellite-based assessment by Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI), an NGO. Expansion of oil palm and wood-pulp plantations were the biggest drivers of deforestation, yet account for a declining share of the national economy.
Rosa’s Anniversary Cake by savetherhino on Flickr.
In Indonesia, Sumatran rhinos survive in only three known locations (Gunung Leuser, Bukit Barisan Selatan, and Way Kambas National Park). Here Rosa the Sumatran Rhino receives a cake for the Anniversary of her first year at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra.
Learn more about Way Kambas at http://www.rhinos-irf.org/waykambas/
Sumatran Tiger ; bathing by tropicaLiving on Flickr.
The population of the Sumatra tiger, or Panthera tigris sumatrae, is estimated to be less than 500. It is classified as critically endangered on the IUCN-World Conservation Union’s list of the world’s most-threatened species.
endangered! by rogersmithpix on Flickr.
Less than 400 Sumatran Tigers are left living in five national parks and two game reserves on the island of Sumatra. Some live in unprotected forests which will soon be lost to agriculture. Almost three quarters of forests have already been destroyed.
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