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Papua New Guinea Forests Being Trashed Unsustainably


Environment  (tags: conservation, trees, forests, habitat, environment, destruction, ecosystems, nature, wildlife, protection, habitatdestruction )

Cher
- 4032 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
While the government of Papua New Guinea seeks compensation for conserving the carbon-trapping capacity of the world's third largest expanse of tropical forests, these forests are being destroyed so fast that by 2021 most of the areas accessible to



   

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Jeff D (80)
Tuesday June 10, 2008, 9:17 pm
Thank you Cher! Can we imagine how much damage would be done to the Ozone layer if deforestation continued in PNG? As the media writes, there is still enough time to act NOW to save these valuable carbon trapping sources.

When travelling by plane one can see the beauty in these forests, and if this view disappears so shall approximately 1 third of the worlds rainforest.
 

Tracey M (3)
Wednesday June 11, 2008, 9:49 am
Great read :)
 

Rachel D (57)
Wednesday June 11, 2008, 10:46 am
when will people learn
 

Jaclin S (230)
Wednesday June 11, 2008, 2:19 pm
Cher thanx. This is a very sad thing that is happening to all the beautiful tropical forests - very sad. Blessings.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday June 11, 2008, 4:49 pm
Why are they doing such a sad thing , they must know better.
 

serge vrabec (278)
Wednesday June 11, 2008, 7:28 pm
If we buy or use products from the rainforest we are partially and personally responsible for its destruction, whether we like it or not. Thx Cher!
The lifetime crusade of your days must be to develop a new energy ethic to sustain life on earth. Cherish sunsets, wild creatures and wild places. Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth.

-- Stewart Udall


 

Daniel Barker (35)
Thursday June 12, 2008, 3:27 pm
First, to grow crops to fatten cattle. Care2 is leading the way showing the world vegetarian/flexitarian. Eating meat destroys rain forests.

Second, alcohol from corn! We should never have done that. How many rain forests were destroyed just so we could drive our cars?

Third, family planning. The ultimate cause is growth and development. I have no children, and plan on having one child and adoption.
 

Daniel Barker (35)
Thursday June 12, 2008, 3:28 pm
Plsnt trees, plant life.
 
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