Why do we need Indonesia’s rainforests?

According to National Geographic, a rain forest is simply an area of tall, mostly evergreen trees and a high amount of rainfall. This dense rain forest is on the island of Borneo, which straddles two oceans (the Indian and the South Pacific) and is shared by three nations (Indonesia, Malaysia, and B...

Indonesia’s bid to control deforestation wildly off-target, experts say

Source: Mongabay Date: 22 April 2021  Indonesia aims to transform its forests into a carbon sink by 2030 by reducing deforestation and increasing reforestation, as the country targets going carbon neutral by 2070.Experts say the plan is unrealistic given the current pace of deforestation and th...

The Covid-19 pandemic is threatening vital rainforests

Source: VoxDate: 23 June 2020 The coronavirus is undermining efforts to control rainforest fires in Indonesia and Brazil. And those fires could worsen the pandemic. One of the most alarming environmental problems stemming from the coronavirus pandemic is the unchecked destruction of tropical rainfor...