1 Tahrcountry Musings: Indonesia – Plan To Plant 79 Million Trees in One Day

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Indonesia – Plan To Plant 79 Million Trees in One Day

Indonesia, which is facing flak from world community for deforestation at alarming rate, has decided to bow to the demands from environmentalists or at least it seems to be so. Indonesia will plant 79 million trees in a single day on November 28th ahead of the U.N. climate change summit in Bali in December. This is part of a global campaign to plant one billion trees launched at U.N. climate change talks in Nairobi last year. Palm oil plantations have done irreparable damage to rain forests and the endangered Orangutans in Indonesia and this has earned the ire of the environmentalists.

1 comment:

Pratap.KN said...

Lot of harm has been done to Orangutans by unscrupulous planters of oil palm in the past. Hope this is the beginning of a new conservation ethos