More news in Sideviews

Is ‘Big Business’ really responsible for the loss of Indonesian forests? – Erik Meijaard

30 Sep – What destroys Indonesia’s forests? When asked this question, most people have a quick answer. As one of the pet-evils of the conservation community, oil-palm plantations are likely among the first to be mentioned, with pulp and paper plantations and mining following quickly as presumed drivers of deforestation. Basically anything that remotely smells of big business must, by association, be bad.…