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we are truly turning nature into a commodity , something that I and many others profoundly regret

 

here  is an article  which points the way to  a decline in wildlife including  elephants , tigers and  orangutans  due  to  deforesttion  , which in turn is partly caused by palm oil production

 

please  see    https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/13312/

 

please  also se D Gaveeau  What a Difference 4 Decades Make: Deforestation in Borneo Since 1973,http://www.cifor.org/publications/pdf_files/factsheet/6552-factsheet.pdf  on deforestation , forest cover has gone from 61% in 1970 to 44% in 2010

 

for an international comparism  please see  http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0159668&type=printable

 

from high quality imaging  by region most forests have been replaced for palm oil in SE Asia ant South America  , the largest areas of vulnerable forests are in Africa and Mesoamerica

 

on agricultural expansion please  see  Proximate and Underlying Causes of Forest Cover Change in Peninsular Malaysia, by  M Miyamoto  and  others 

 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262677481_Proximate_and_underlying_causes_of_forest_cover_change_in_Peninsular_Malaysia
 

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