35,000km of rainforest is being cleared in Indonesia
every year
Huge tracts of rainforests continue to be cleared in Southeast Asia, the world's second largest emitter of carbon dioxide gases. 

101 East travels to the world's oldest rainforest in Malaysia's Taman Nagara park to investigate the implications for global warming of the continuing destruction of these primal nature reserves.

Illegal logging and expanding palm oil plantations are taking their toll as 35,000km of rainforest a year is being cleared in Indonesia – home to 10 per cent of the world's rainforests.

Explaining the long-term effects of such wilderness depletion are acclaimed climatologist Ian Lowe, Greenpeace Southeast Asian head Emmy Hafild and Malaysian conservationist Faizal Parish.

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This episode of 101 East aired from 5 July 2007

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