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REDD may not be enough to save Sumatra's endangered lowland rainforests

Date : 24th November 2009, Source : Mongabay



A prominent REDD project in Aceh Indonesia probably won't be enough to save Northern Sumatra's endangered lowland rainforests from logging and conversion to oil plantations and agriculture, report researchers writing in Environmental Research Letters. The study highlights the contradiction between the Ulu Masen conservation project; which involves Flora and Fauna International, Bank of America, and Australia-based Carbon Conservation, a carbon trading company and the continuing road expansion, and establishment of oil palm plantations in the region.

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/1124-ulu_masen.html





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