Indonesia’s palm oil sector, Brazil’s soy farms drive illegal logging: US study – South China Morning Post

Indonesia’s palm oil sector, Brazil’s soy farms drive illegal logging: US study – South China Morning Post

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Illegal logging is behind the loss of some 4.5 million hectares of forest – an area the size of Denmark – on average each year in Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America, according to a study by a US non-profit group.Nearly 70 per cent of tropical forests cleared for cattle ranching and crops such as soybeans and palm oil were deforested illegally between 2013 and 2019, the study by Forest Trends showed on Tuesday, warning of the impact on global efforts to fight climate change.Palm oil…Read More

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