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Rainforest is worth more standing

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A new analysis has found that Indonesian rainforest could be worth more left standing under a proposed scheme called Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (Redd). This would make the trees more valuable standing than destroyed and replanted with palm oil plantations. These palm oil plantations have been contributing to climate change and also damaging the local ecosystem and endangering animals such as orangutans.

Friday, June 05 2009
Source: BBC News
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