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Forest Project Threatens Indonesian Tribes

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Indigenous people in Kalimantan on the island of Borneo are worried about an Australian-backed project to protect local forests. Australia has committed $120 million towards two forest projects, but indigenous people in Kalimantan fear the project will de

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Bette M (91)
Wednesday November 17, 2010, 1:28 am
"God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease,
avalanches, and a thousand tempests
and floods. But he cannot save
them from fools."
John Muir......

Trees are the lungs of the earth

Plant & protect Danny's Trees for.......Life........

Michael Feenaughty (267)
Wednesday November 17, 2010, 2:29 am

Carol H (229)
Wednesday November 17, 2010, 4:37 am
noted, thanks Cal

Gillian M (218)
Wednesday November 17, 2010, 1:47 pm
This sounds like the American carbon trading, that compaies buy others emission rights instead of cleaning up their own back yard. I am thrilled that an effort is being made for a timber moratorium (although it should be properly regulated or stopped altogether) but this is more of a propaganda exercise than a proper job. As for the indigenous people, they usually lose out because forests are being destroyed for & by companies rather than being "saved". But, as usual, the people who know the forest the best are ignored and abused. Let's hope that the governments get their acts together.
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