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Sun Apr 13, 2014, 02:36 PM

Central Borneo One Of World's Last Bastions Of Unique Lifeforms, So Let's Mine The SHIT Out Of It!!

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The zone, roughly the central third of the island of Borneo, includes a mosaic of different forest types, where WWF says three new species on average have been discovered every month since 2005. It is home to vulnerable and endangered species such as pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinoceros, proboscis monkeys, clouded leopards, sun bears and orangutans.

British naturalist David Attenborough has written of the Heart of Borneo: "All of us who value life on this planet should support the efforts to conserve it. It is truly a world heritage and the world should respond to its needs." But the area is not technically protected, and WWF, which is driving the conservation initiative, works with the governments and industries operating in the region on "sustainable land use" and practices.

BHP Billiton, which has contracted Leighton Holdings subsidiary Thiess Indonesia to build a major road, river port and facilities for 550 workers for the first of its planned Indomet mines, estimates there are 1.3 billion tonnes of coking and thermal coal in its project areas.

According to the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (WALHI, by its local acronym), in addition to releasing huge volumes of carbon dioxide through deforestation and mining, the new Australian coalmines will disrupt and pollute two major river systems, destroy tens of thousands of hectares of natural forest in an area of high biodiversity and have disastrous impacts on the land and resources of the local people, potentially causing conflict.

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http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/aussies-to-dig-at-the-heart-of-borneo-as-coal-projects-threaten-nature-20140412-36jpc.html

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Reply Central Borneo One Of World's Last Bastions Of Unique Lifeforms, So Let's Mine The SHIT Out Of It!! (Original post)
hatrack Apr 2014 OP
phantom power Apr 2014 #1
Judi Lynn Apr 2014 #2
Nihil Apr 2014 #3

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Mon Apr 14, 2014, 09:12 AM

1. tool monkeys

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 04:00 AM

2. Where is the conscience of this planet? How can such criminals be allowed to do this? n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 06:51 AM

3. Out-manoeuvred by the greed.

 

Politicians make laws.
Greed buys politicians (from council members to presidents).

"Police" agencies enforce laws.
Greed buys police agencies (from sheriffs to heads of national departments).

Environmentalists try to do the right thing.
Greed is immune from legal action and protected from illegal action.

Citizens with consciences are stunned into silence & ineffectiveness.
Greed laughs at citizens with consciences.

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