06 May '11, 1am

April in review: Greenwashing, the soala, and Tanzania's assault on the environment via @mongabay

April in review: Greenwashing, the soala, and Tanzania's assault on the environment mongabay.com May 06, 2011 A review of mongabay.com's April 2011 stories. For the second month in a row the most popular news story on mongabay.com was the perhaps unsurprising revelation that Sarawak's forests are heavily impacted by logging. The March 2011 article was a response to Sarawak Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud's claim that his state's forests were 70 percent intact. A simple Google Earth fly-over showed that Sarawak's forests are heavily degraded by logging roads and other damage relative to surrounding countries. The most visited "new" news article was Jeremy Hance's interview with William Robichaud , who is working to save the saola, one of the world's least known large mammals. The species, which was only first documented in 1992, has never been spotted in the wild...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0505-month-in-review-apr11....

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