Borneo forests benefit from industry regulations on oil palm expansion

25 Feb 2019

Republished from the UN Environment blog.

A recent study published in the scientific journal Conservation Letters spells new hope for Borneo’s forests.

Using a data set spanning nearly two decades, researchers from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) found that the expansion of oil palm plantations in Indonesian and Malaysian Borneo has actually slowed since 2012.

While this is something to celebrate, work remains to ensure a sustainable future for Borneo’s forests. If palm oil prices go up as part of commodity price trends, effective government regulations and industry standards will be key.

Learn more at UN Environment:

Deforestation in Borneo is slowing, but regulation remains key


Satellite data show oil palm expansion slowing in Borneo

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