Cashing in palm oil for conservation

  title={Cashing in palm oil for conservation},
  author={Lian Pin Koh and David S. Wilcove},
S outheast Asia harbours 11% of the world’s remaining tropical forests, which in recent years have been under threat from the unprecedented and explosive growth in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) agriculture. The increasing global demand for products derived from palm oil, particularly in China and India, can be attributed to the oil’s diverse uses. It can be used as a cooking oil, a food additive, and in cosmetics, industrial lubricants and biofuels. In some Western countries greater use of palm… CONTINUE READING
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