Vast agribusiness concessions mask unprecedented deforestation: report

13 March 2015

Forest Trends, a Washington-based non-profit organisation, said its two-year study revealed that the government had allocated at least 5.2 million acres and identified another 11 million acres of some of Southeast Asia’s last remaining “bio-diversity rich high value forests” as suitable for clear-cutting, although the agribusiness projects often never materialised after the timber was removed.

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