28 Oct '15, 11pm

Greenpeace releases dramatic drone video of Indonesia’s fires

Greenpeace releases dramatic drone video of Indonesia’s fires

Greenpeace has released dramatic drone video footage showing burning forests and smoldering peatlands in Borneo. The video shows fires burning on peatlands, rainforests, and oil palm plantations surrounding Gunung Palung National Park in West Kalimantan. Gunung Palung is one of the most biodiverse places in Southeast Asia, home to a large population of endangered orangutans. The park has been hard hit by illegal logging. But outside the park the situation is even worse: vast areas of Gunung Palung’s buffer zone forests and swampy peatlands have been drained and cleared for rubber, palm oil, timber, and pulp production. Like the fires currently raging across the island of Sumatra, fires in Indonesian Borneo are producing a choking haze — causing large-scale health problems — and releasing millions of tons of long locked-away carbon into the atmosphere. Accordingly, Greenpea...

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