Media Coverage


2006

Debate over effect of logging heats up

Debate over effect of logging heats up

Local environmentalists say logging in central Java worsened the situation and exposed the government’s failure to reign in illegal logging which is rampant across the archipelago.

Notes: The China Post on January 11,, 2006 also released the same news under the title Indonesia disaster sets off debate over role of logging



Hope fades for landslide victims in Indonesia

Hope fades for landslide victims in Indonesia

The inundations this week in two regions of Java Island sparked debate about whether deforestation was to blame, but one leading conservation group cautioned against knee-jerk reactions, saying there was little scientific evidence linking logging to major landslides or floods.

Notes: The article also released in Pravda.ru, INQ7.net, CTV.ca, CBC World News, AM 940 Montreal, Star Online and Standard Radio.


Opinion. New Year’s Resolutions: Better Your Health and the Planet’

Opinion. New Year’s Resolutions: Better Your Health and the Planet’

Look beyond your local fast-food joint, and you’ll see that beef is being sourced increasingly from Latin American countries like Brazil. According to the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Brazil’s cattle industry is largely driven by exports, 80 percent of which came from the Amazon.



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