Monday, October 26, 2015

Borneo is Burning!

The international conservation community and UNESCO World Heritage Committee need to take action before it is too late - the peat swamp forests are burning at an unprecedented level in Borneo! Species such as the orang-utans and many species of pheasants are at risk. The entire wildlife in the Borneo region is affected. There are no reports as yet of the extent of losses to the flora and fauna - many species of insects may already have suffered heavy mortality. The most species-rich rainforest of the world is choking dying from smoke emitting from fires started by humans to clear land for palm oil plantations.

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