08 Jun '11, 4pm

Barbie, Legos, other toys linked to destruction of Indonesia's rainforests

Barbie, Legos, other toys linked to destruction of Indonesia's rainforests

Google Earth animation reveals Indonesian forest targeted for destruction by pulp and paper companies (05/14/2011) A new animation created using Google Earth offers a tour of an area of forest slated for destruction by logging companies. The animation, created by WWF-Indonesia and David Tryse, with technical assistance from Google Earth Outreach, highlights the rainforest of the Bukit Tigapuluh landscape in Sumatra, the only island in the world that is home to Sumatran tigers, elephants, rhinos, and orangutans. All of these species are considered endangered or critically endangered due to habitat destruction or poaching. 7 conglomerates control 9M ha of land in Indonesia (05/05/2011) Efforts to slow deforestation in Indonesia should include curtailing further expansion of forestry holdings by giant conglomerates, says an Indonesian activist group. Analyzing data from the M...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0607-greenpeace_vs_barbie.html

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