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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Little more than 10,000 hectares of rainforest remain on Java

Little more than 10,000 hectares of rainforest remain on Java

Date : 24th January 2010, Source : Mongabay



From 2003-2006, Java lost approximately 2,5000 hectares a year (10,000 hectares of forest in total) according to the Forestry Ministry. Despite the rate of loss being far lower in Java than other Indonesian islands (such as Borneo, Sumatra, and Sulawesi), Java is particularly threatened because there is so little forest left. If the past rate of deforestation occurs from 2007-2010 then by the end of the year conservation organization Pro Fauna predicts only 10,000 hectares of rainforest will remain on the island, leaving a number of unique and endangered species in deep trouble.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/01240hance_java.html





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