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Debate over rainforest conservation gets heated: News.Mongabay - time to take stand for primary & old forests #newearth

Debate over rainforest conservation gets heated: News.Mongabay - time to take stand for primary & old forests #newearth

Debate over rainforest conservation gets heated mongabay.com May 18, 2011 Peatlands clearance in Kalimantan. A debate over the need to conserve forests versus converting them for industrial use grew heated last week at Australian National University (ANU). A forum brought together policy experts, scientists, and a forestry lobbyist to discuss Australia's role in overseas forestry. But an exchange between William F. Laurance, an ecologist at James Cook University, and Alan Oxley, a former Australian trade ambassador who lobbies on behalf of forestry interests, became the focus of the event. Laurance blasted Oxley for representing himself as a moderate voice on forestry issues and portraying his World Growth International group as a humanitarian organization. He said that Oxley took positions supporting large forestry interests, rather than the rural poor. Oxley retorted tha...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0518-oxley_v_laurance_debat...

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