Cashing in palm oil for conservation

  title={Cashing in palm oil for conservation},
  author={Lian Pin Koh and David S Wilcove},
Tropical forests in southeast Asia are under threat from oil-palm growers. This is an opportunity to combine sustainable economic growth with biodiversity conservation, argue Lian Pin Koh and David S. Wilcove. The growing popularity of palm oil as a cooking oil, in manufactured foods and as a biofuel has been condemned by some conservationists. Large areas of rainforest are being given over to palms in Malaysia and Indonesia, with an appreciable loss in biodiversity. Yet the high yield and high… 
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