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Palm Oil Plantations threaten the rainforest

July 25, 2018

Indonesia is the scene of massive deforestation – most of it illegal slash and burn.

Sumatra - Palmöl Anbau
Image: WWF/J. Morgan

Palm Oil plantations threaten the rainforest

Forest fires in Indonesia have made the headlines this year. The country has the third-largest area of rainforest in the world, but it's also the scene of massive deforestation. Most of it illegal and carried out to make space for palm oil plantations.