Palm oil to blame for 39% of forest loss in Borneo since 2000: Study

Palm oil to blame for 39% of forest loss in Borneo since 2000: Study

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2019-09-19 16:35

Illegal fires to clear land for agricultural plantations are blazing out of control on Sumatra and Borneo islands. (Photo: AFP/Adek Berry)

KUALA LUMPUR: The palm oil industry was responsible for at least 39 per cent of forest loss in biodiversity-rich Borneo island between 2000 and 2018, data from an Indonesia-based research firm shows.

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