Rainforest destruction leaves species seeing red

Rainforest is being logged on one of the world’s wildlife hotspots more quickly than almost anywhere else in South-East Asia, satellite images have shown.

Before and after pictures of New Britain, which is part of Papua New Guinea, show that 12 per cent of forest including 20 per cent of lowland forest was cleared between 1989 and 2000, badly affecting 21 bird species including 16 species found no-where else in the world

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Updated: February 17, 2012 — 7:38 pm

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