14 May '11, 11pm

Google Earth animation reveals Indonesian forest targeted 4 destruction by pulp & paper companies: via @mongabay

Google Earth animation reveals Indonesian forest targeted 4 destruction by pulp & paper companies: via @mongabay

Google Earth animation reveals Indonesian forest targeted for destruction by pulp and paper companies Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com May 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. Bukit Tigapuluh's forests are among the most biodiverse in Sumatra and scientists consider them a top priority for conservation due to the large-scale destruction of the majority of the island's lowland rainforests. A section ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0514-google_earth_sumatra.html

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