Palm Oil Continues to Destroy Indonesia’s Wildlife
Between 2000 and 2010 the prices for logs, pulp and palm oil have increased by up to 333% (see also here).
Logging lowland forests in Sabah (northern Borneo) can return profits of US$9000-13,000 per hectare. After lands have been logged and converted to palm oil they can fetch an additional US$4000-11,000 per hectare.
So in the mean time the battle-line for the orang-utans and their forests is the due diligence of a global army of consumers, working everyday and everywhere at the cash register.