A brief history of deforestation in Asia over the past six centuries, with examples from Japan, China, India, and Southeast Asia. Sep 23, 2017 · Deforestation – a modern-day plague in Southeast Asia. These forest resources are used as materials in the form of lumber products such as furniture, plywood, paper and pulp, or are used for energy in the form of wood fuel. Due to this, Southeast Asian countries are now faced with the problem of depleting their natural forest resources to meet global demands for timber.
Mar 29, 2017 · Tackling Southeast Asia's Deforestation Crisis. The Rainforest Alliance's director for Southeast Asia discusses our urgent work in the region In the summer of 2015, a toxic haze—generated by forest fires in Indonesia that raged out of control—engulfed much of Southeast Asia. The haze caused more than 100,000 deaths. Jul 18, 2018 · Deforestation in Southeast Asia is greater than previously recorded, according to authors of a recent analysis of satellite image data. The researchers highlight in particular the extensive but previously unrecorded conversion of higher-elevation forest to cropland.
FAO puts the annual forest loss at 9.6 million acres (3.9 million hectares) per year in tropical Asia from 1980-1990 (1.2% annually). The deforestation rate (1.1%) since (1990-1995) is slightly lower as a result of declining forest cover and increasingly ecological interest of peoples and governments. Tropical Deforestation in Asia, 1990-2000.