Indonesia Forest Fires
Indonesia has the most extensive rainforest cover in Asia and it makes up 10% of the world’s tropical forest. It houses abundant species of plants and animals but all of this is vanishing rapidly. Between 1990 to 2005, Indonesia had lost about 26% of their forest. All these are due to development of the forest areas for industrial use or excessive harvesting the tress for their timber. We will look the problem of forest fires as it not only reduce the amount of forest but also brings with it a whole lot of other problems.
This is a chart showing the forest cover in Indonesia from 1990 to 2005
People living in Southeast Asia are no stranger to the issue of Indonesia Forest Fires. It has been a problem that is repeating annually. Without fail, during the dry season there is bound to be cases of forest fires occurring in Indonesia with worst cases concentrating in Sumatra and Kalimantan. The harmful effects of these forest fires is numerous and is not only affecting Indonesia but also neighboring countries like Malaysia and Singapore.
This is a clip about how was Singapore affected by the haze
Forest fire in Indonesia threaten the World