Borneo and Sumatra

WWF Climate Blog Has Moved to New Location

The WWF climate blog now is located at a different Web address: worldwildlife.org/blogs/wwf-climate-blog.  All posts since May 2013 are at that location, while older posts will remain archived on this site.  The new site will have a single RSS feed at worldwildlife.org/blogs/wwf-climate-blog.rss.

Scientists Report One of the Worst Coral Bleaching Events on Record in Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean

“It is certainly the worst coral die-off we have seen since 1998.  It may prove to be the worst such event known to science,” says Dr Andrew Baird of the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.

Slow Sales of Sustainable Palm Oil Undermine Efforts to Stop Deforestation

Extensive areas of tropical forest have been cleared in places like Borneo and Sumatra to increase conventional palm oil supplies. Tropical deforestation is a major source of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. Certified sustainable palm oil is being marketed to discourage deforestation for the purpose of producing palm oil. However, WWF has just issued data showing that only 1 percent of the sustainable palm oil available on the market has been bought.

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