Acquisition – Reforestation – Protection
Sumatra Island in Indonesia holds the infamous record of the fastest deforestation rate in the world. Measured by surface, half of the palm oil plantations in Indonesia are found here. Indonesian biodiversity is also severely threatened by forest fire, selective logging of wild tree species (sought after for home decoration and furniture) as well as poaching of animals (captured as pet or hunted for their skin or as Chinese traditional medicine ingredients …).
Protected areas have been established throughout the nation. However, some are too small to support sustainable populations of vertebrates. On top of that, little funds are allocated for monitoring and protection and several areas are still being deforested and exploited despite their protected status.