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Orangutans and the Economics of Sustainable Forest Management in Sumatra
 
 
UNEP 2011 Price: USD $40.00
Binding: Paperback 83 Pages
Stock Number: 3964
ISBN: 9788277010953
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Deforestation is responsible for approximately 17% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and is therefore a major contributor to climate change, but also to the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services and a direct threat to Asias great ape the orangutan. Between 2005-2010, Indonesia had accelerating forest loss compared to 2000-2005 and is within the highest five countries for percentage of primary forest loss globally. This acceleration in forest loss not only negatively impacts forests and biodiversity, but also local and global ecosystem services such as water supply, human health and food security in addition to climate change mitigation. Much of the deforestation is caused by both illegal and short-term economic gains, often undermining long-term development goals.

 
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