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Dorothee

Dorothee
Germany

Destroyed Rainforest Of Indonesia

Destroyed Rainforest Of Indonesia

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January 27, 2011
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Asian Rainforests

Asian Rainforests

January 27, 2011
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Rainforest of Sumatra

Rainforest of Sumatra

January 27, 2011
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Rainforest (Sri Lanka)

Rainforest (Sri Lanka)

January 27, 2011
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Picture Taken In Guatemala - The Home of the Maya

Picture Taken In Guatemala - The Home of the Maya

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| 06:53 PM Jan 11 2019

Dorothee

Germany

The January-sample of the German monthly newspaper ‘GEO’ had an article about the production of rubber. It says that children and adolescents working in rubber plantations are exposed to many hazards, especially biological hazards such as attacks by snakes. Rubber plantation is usually far from the residential areas and workers are therefore working in isolated places where looking for helps is difficult when facing problems such as harrasments. Another hazard is the use of sharp tools to perform works such as cutting the plants.

| 05:40 PM Nov 16 2018

Dorothee

Germany

The German party ‘Partei Mensch Umwelt Tierschutz’ is a party known for caring a lot about environmental issues. This week they thus had great news from Indonesia to publish: By producing thousands of tons of plastic waste a day Indonesia has become the biggest producer of plastic waste after China.
Thus Indonesia’s government now decided to make a contract with the UN in which Indonesia promises its contract partner to reduce Indonesia’s plastic waste by 70% until 2026.
Sceptics say this will only be possible by making the people want to ban plastic bags as they are the biggest source of plastic waste.

| 09:52 AM Aug 26 2018

Dorothee

Germany

Today in church I heard for the first time of the island Sumba in Indonesia. The ground of this island hardly absorbs rain water. Thus especially in the North East long droughts are not too uncommon. The drought they face this summer however really stands out. As there is little to no work outside the agricultural sector on Sumba many people thus felt forced to abandon their dry fields and to leave the island to find work somewhere else. However there also are families that are forced to stay as they can’t afford this. Often the women and girls in these families have to work day and night as weavers to compensate for the lack of money the family normally would earn by farming. The situation only is worse in families that to save their financial existance force their girls into marriage, sell them as child-laborers or simply use physical violence on these young girls to let out their frustration and desperation.

| 11:14 AM Mar 17 2018

Dorothee

Germany

“Tagesschau” says that in the Indonesian Jakarta Bay refuse collectors usually dispose off waste in the water of this bay. This not only leads to pollution of the water in this bay (making fishermen lose a lot of fish and making huge amounts of water undrinkable for human beings), but it also interrupts the natural flow of several rivers in this area, causing floodings, the next ones to be expected soon.
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Re-upload: “www.rainforestrescue.org”,
“http://familiesfortherainforest.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=92&Itemid=90&limitstart=4” and
“www.indonesianrainforest.org/make-a-donation.html” show how ordinary citizens can help.
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P.S. In case you want to know more about the conservation status of the native and critically endangered Sumatran elephant mentioned above and about ways to help them, you should visit the reliable websites “http://www.elephant.org.au/what-we-do/ecmu”, “www.panda.org”, “www.rainforestrescue.org”, “http://familiesfortherainforest.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=92&Itemid=90&limitstart=4”, “www.indonesianrainforest.org/make-a-donation.html”, “www.worldwildlife.org” and “http://www.worldlandtrust.org/about/how-we-work”.

| 12:19 PM May 20 2017

Dorothee

Germany

Another reason why we should protect this rainforest:
The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry now published the 2017-edition of their annual list of strange – like an animal looking like a leaf or hat -, newly discovered specimens.
Gracilimus radix is a sort of rat thought to be native to the rainforest of Indonesia only. Scientists think that this rodent is a strict vegetarian, feeding on the roots of plants which is rather unusual for a rat.

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