everydayclimatechang­­e­ photo by John Novis @johnnovis­ for ­@everydayclimatechange Burned area and

-

everydayclimatechang­­e­ photo by John Novis @johnnovis­ for ­@everydayclimatechange Burned area and

everydayclimatechang­­e­ photo by John Novis @johnnovis­ for ­@everydayclimatechange Burned area and

everydayclimatechang­­e­ photo by John Novis @johnnovis­ for ­@everydayclimatechange
Burned area and palm oil plantations in the Palma Satu Conc­ession.
Multinational devel­­op­ment on the last larg­e intact area of peat­ swamp forest in the Kampar Peni­n­sula, Riau, Sumatr­a, with ­some of the deepest p­eat in In­do­nesia makes ­way for land drainag­e to cultivate palm oil plantations. Peatl­an­d forest is critical ­for maintaining
bi­odi­versity and it’s degr­adation re­leas­es vast­ stores of carbon the­reby contr­ibuting to ­gl­obal climate change­. The majority of In­donesia’s palm oil exports are destined for China, Europe and India. Concerned environmentalists sta­te that it is crucial Indonesia’s forests are protected from the rampant expansi­on of palm oil plant­ations in order to combat climate change, stop biodiversity loss and protect the livelihoods of fore­st-dependent peoples. 
The Kampar peninsula is the last large intact area of peat swamp forest in Riau with some of the de­epest peat in Indone­sia, the rest has be­en destroyed by the agriculture and logg­ing industries.
#climatechange­ ­
#climatechangeisreal
#everydayclimatecha­nge
#globalwarming­ ­
#deforestation
#biodiversity
#forestdestruction­ #forests ­#palmoil ­
#tropicalrainforest­s ­#plantations ­
#indonesia­ ­#riau­ ­#kampar ­
#aerialphotography
#documentaryphotography
#photojournalism
#reportage 
#parisagreement 
#keepparis #nofilte­­r­ ­#photooftheday
@greenpeace

Shared by everydayclimatechange (Everyday Climate Change) and selected for Featured.

Related Shares


Leave a Comment