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Rainforest destruction increasingly driven by enterprises, not poverty

Date : 18th December 2007, Source : Mongabay



Tropical deforestation is increasingly enterprise-driven rather than the result of subsistence agriculture, a trend that has critical implications for the future of the world's forests, says Dr. Thomas Rudel, a researcher from Rutgers University. As urbanization and government-sponsored development programs dwindle in the tropics, industrial logging and conversion for large-scale agriculture -- including oil palm plantations, soy farms, and cattle ranches -- are ever more important causes of forest destruction.

http://news.mongabay.com/2007/1218-interview_rudel.html





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