June 2006
American Forests;Summer2006, Vol. 112 Issue 2, p13
The article discusses the ecology of Borneo, a South Asian island. Borneo is the third largest island in the world and is a home to more than 2,000 different tree species. The development of palm oil plantations, poaching, slash, burn farming and deforestation has severely affected the island. Every day forests are being decimated equal to a football field. Much of the wildlife of the island is close to extinction. Hundreds of orangutans are hunted or captured every year which is threatening the survival of this endangered primate. The United Nations in 2002 pledged to slow the loss of species by 2010, but the progress is very slow.


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