Exercice - The Borneo’s tropical rainforest
What happened to the Borneo’s tropical rainforest since the early 70’s?
Since the early 70’s, the size of the Borneo’s tropical rainforest has been reduced by 30%.
What has caused this situation?
The deforestation has been caused by 40 years of human impact : logging, fire and clearing land for oil palm plantations.
Explain this sentence: « From 1973 to 2010, forestation dropped a precipitous 30 percent, or nearly twice as fast at the average rate of deforestation for tropical rainforests globally ».
The deforestation in Borneo has been twice as fast in average as in the other rainforests.
Why is Borneo important for orangutans?
Borneo is a important living place for orangutans. Actually, it is one of two remaing area of living in the world.