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Planned devastation of Indonesian Borneo


17 January 2019 News
Here are the planned road and rail projects that will crisscross Borneo’s remaining forests.     cid:image001.jpg@01D4AEC5.30F044F0 Here are the planned road and rail projects that will crisscross Borneo’s remaining forests. cid:image001.jpg@01D4AEC5.30F044F0

17.01.2019       |     Planned devastation of Indonesian Borneo    |     Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science 

 

The Indonesian government is currently planning and constructing massive road and rail networks that will crisscross Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan), to rapidly expand logging, oil palm, mining, and other forest exploitation.

 

As shown in the attached paper and press release, these projects would be devastating for Bornean forests and wildlife, while generating dangerous carbon emissions and noxious air pollution.  There are also serious social and economic risks.

 

This brief video summarizes our findings: https://youtu.be/BN6MscAMIpg

 

And the three images below give a snapshot of our results.

 

There are opportunities to alter these intensely destructive projects—but urgent action is needed.

 

 

 

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