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Actually Indonesia is not the first country of the targeted emissions reduction program through the prevention of forest destruction and deforestation (REDD). Mato Grosso state in Brazil was first carried on REDD to save the Amazon forest …
According to national statistics, the forest in Mato Grosso which has an area of 593 square kilometers in two months glabrous. Destruction of the forests has increased sixfold compared to the same period the previous year.
Seeing these states, governments and indigenous community in particular accept REDD + program to save their forests. Mato Grosso state with 90 million hectares of forest land was selected as the place of REDD + program. At least that is the impression expressed Coordinator GCF (Governors Climate and Forests) Brasil, Mariana Pavan, when the press conference that was held in Palangkaraya, not long ago. The picture that can be used as a benchmark performance of REDD in Indonesia.
Moreover, Mariana explained, the indigenous REDD programs remain engaged. However, through an intermediary board innate energy society (NGOs). The reason, indigenous community in Brazil is far more left than in the Kalteng.Responding to concerns is also present, keberpihakan of indigenous communities and communities who depend on the nature of his life made an absolute jungle. Due to the early success of the targeted communities REDD. “In a clear REDD status and the perceived benefits to society.” Therefore, this first step is determining the Brazilian government programs that directly affect the community like everyone must plant five trees. Keyvan Izadi GCF president of communications, said the local government is responsible for the success of REDD.
Threats and danger lurk hearth of Borneo (HoB) in future years if deforestation and climate change continue to occur. This is revealed in the latest WWF report entitled Assessing the Impact of Climate Change in Borneo (Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Borneo), which was released on Friday (06.15.12).
In this report, the WWF project, if the value of natural capital (natural capital) due to deforestation in Borneo continued to be at the same point, the HoB will experience the impact of climate change at the risk of forest fires, floods, deterioration of human health, agricultural changes and damage to infrastructure .
Predicted sea level rise could cause widespread damage to residential centers. This situation will result in considerable economic damage. Also occur, the increase in the financing component of local government, communities and businesses.
With increase in temperature to two degrees, special Borneo biodiversity of marine species, reptiles and amphibians will be very disturbed. In fact, potentially destroyed in 2050 when the temperature rises more heat.
Adam Tomasek of the Heart of Borneo Initiative program, said the report followed a report titled WWF-ADB Ecological Footprint and Investment in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific (Ecological Footprint and Natural Capital Investment in Asia and the Pacific) which was released on June 5, 2012 last. This report is reminiscent of the loss of natural capital in the Asia-Pacific and the pressure of ecosystem services
For most people, Borneo conjures up images of a wild and distant land of rainforests, exotic beasts, and nomadic tribes. But that place increasingly exists only in one’s imagination, for the forests of the world’s third-largest island have been rapidly and relentlessly logged, burned, and bulldozed in recent decades, leaving only a sliver of its once-magnificent forests intact.
Flying over Sabah, a Malaysian state that covers about 10 percent of Borneo, the damage is clear. Oil palm plantations have metastasized across the landscape. Where forest remains, it is usually degraded. Rivers flow brown with mud. The fate of one sprawling tract of rainforest in Sabah, originally designed to be selectively logged and provide steady income for the people of the state, tells the tale of what has happened to Borneo’s forests — and highlights a possible path to restore some of them.
Malaysia will launch a probe into the presence of thousands of Filipino and Indonesian illegal migrants on Borneo island amid claims they have been given citizenship, a report said Saturday as polls near.Activists and politicians in Sabah state have been demanding an investigation for the past three decades into their claims the foreigners had been given citizenship which had caused irregularities during ballots.Since 1970, Sabah has seen a surge in population growth of 410 percent to 3.3 million in 2010.
“To ensure the Royal Commission of Inquiry functions smoothly, I have asked the attorney-general’s chambers to get views and feedback from all quarters on the draft before the terms of reference is finalized,” Prime Minister Najib Razak was quoted as saying by The Star newspaper.The illegal settlers have been blamed for drug and crime problems, and local politicians say they are also tipping the ethnic balance against the mostly Christian indigenous tribes who used to dominate the population.
Illegal logging is destroying the equatorial rain forests of Indonesian Borneo, bringing the island, once known as the lungs of Asia, to the brink of an ecological disaster.Not only has 95 percent of the forest legally set aside for logging been cleared but nearly 60 percent of protected national parkland has been illegally logged, according to a new report in this week’s Science by professor Lisa M. Curran of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
The illegal timber is turned into plywood and is exported to other parts of Asia. It is also used to build furniture for Japanese, European and U.S. markets. The island of Kalimantan’s valuable old growth, called meranti (Philippine mahogany), is used for hardwood flooring and provides wood trim for luxury automobiles.
If the current rate of destruction continues, the report says, Kalimantan, which is about the size of Texas, will be completely stripped of its rain forests in the next three years. This will have a drastic effect on the wildlife, the native population and the local weather patterns. Animals such as Malaysian sun bears, hornbills, bearded pigs and orangutans are rapidly becoming endangered species, according to the report.