Tropical forest, Irian Jaya (Indonesia)
Duration: November 1990 - October 2002
Indonesia is the world’s second-largest producer of palm oil. In order to meet demand,
the country has opted to replace vast areas of tropical forest with palm oil plantations.
Roads appear first then the plantations expand, their linear patterns contrasting with
the density of the natural vegetation. New roads herald new plantations.
Pascal Peduzzi (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva)
Global Change and Vulnerability
UNEP region: Asia and the Pacific/South East Asia
Ecosystems Management, Environmental Governance
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