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Last Stand of the Orangutan, Rapid Response Assessment
Last Stand of the Orangutan, Rapid Response Assessment
Assessment of the current status of Orangutan (Borneo and Sumatra) with a special focus on the national park system in Indonesia. The protected areas in Indonesia are underfunded, and the current park staff are not equipped to tackle the rampant illegal logging, hunting and burning that takes places in these areas. The assessment was prepared t ...
Available online at: http://www.grida.no/publications/rr/orangutan/
Multinational networks and the exploitment of natural resources in developing countries
A generalized diagram of how multinational networks exploit and natural resources in developing countries through numerous temporary subsidiaries and the use of corruption and security firms to ensure rapid exploitation ...
22 Jan 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Indonesian exports of forest products
Exports of wood products from Indonesia, with final destinations such as China, Japan and North America. Almost three quarters of the wood end in destinations in Asia. In the black market, with illegal timber, the produc...
01 Nov 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Current and future threats from illegal logging and mining in national parks in Indonesia
The management and enforcement of the protection regime in Indonesia is insufficient, and illegal activities - such as logging and mining, is rampant. The RAPPAM methodology, developed by WWF, has been used to assess the...
01 Nov 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Routes for exports of illegally logged ramin timber in Indonesia
Ramin, Gonystylus sp., is a group of tropical hardwood species in South East Asia, listed as vulnerable on the IUCN red list, and the trade of the timber is regulated under CITES. Illegal logging of these species is comm...
22 Jan 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Extent of deforestation in Borneo 1950-2005, and projection towards 2020
The tropical lowland and highland forests of Borneo, including vast expanses of rainforest, have decreased rapidly after the end of the second world war. Forests are burned, logged and clear, and commonly replaced with a...
01 Nov 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Orangutan distribution on Borneo (Indonesia, Malaysia)
The distribution of Orangutan on Borneo is rapidly decreasing, as mankind is reducing the available habitat for the apes. The loss of forest, through logging, clearing and burning, means reduced opportunities for hiding ...
22 Jan 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal