Monday, December 12, 2005

Officials backing Borneo illegal loggers

'Illegal logging in Borneo along the Indonesia-Malaysia border has increased in recent years, leading to rapid deforestation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) activist has said. Illegal logging could not be prevented because government officials and security personnel were still supporting it, claimed David Simorangkir, an executive with Tropenbos International, an NGO based in East Kalimantan province on the Indonesian side of the border.' More


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