Fire Threatens Xishuangbanna Rainforest Project

A pioneering biodiversity project in southern China is under threat from forest fire, with flames leaping as high as 30 metres. From The Guardian: The project – which was launched about five years ago by the German biologist...

Corruption ‘Threatens China Rainforest’

From BBC: Farmers in the tropical region of Xishuangbanna in China’s south-west Yunnan province recently staged a protest, accusing local officials of colluding with the rubber industry to destroy the local rainforest. The...

Tim Johnston: China boom puts rainforest under threat

From the Financial Times: The vast tracts of rainforest on New Guinea Island, the last untouched forest in the Asia-Pacific region, are under threat from illegal loggers who are stripping the area of hardwood, principally to make wooden flooring for Chinese and western markets.

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