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Indonesia Papua forests seen under palm oil threat

Very important environmental news from REUTERS Wed Oct 8, 2008 8:13am EDT
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia must do more to save pristine rainforests in Papua from destruction, particularly with plans to open up huge tracts of land to develop palm oil plantations, environmentalists said on Wednesday.

The rapidly expanding palm oil industry in Southeast Asia has come under attack by green groups for destroying rainforests and wildlife, as well the emission of greenhouse gases. Continue reading