Monday, 20 October 2008

What Rainforest

As we all know, the situation in Indonesia regarding logging and the spread of oil palm plantations is extremely serious.

This film relates to Sarawak, a Malaysian state adjoining the northern border with Indonesia. Sarawak has only 5% of its once
massive primary rainforest remaining.

To start the film click the left button below the screen. To stop or pause it, please do the same.

When you come to the end of the film, please be sure to read the media quotes from the government. They are almost identical to those we see and hear in Indonesia, where what is said for public consumption is the opposite of what is happening on the ground.

So, if you want to see what Indonesia will look like in years to come, just watch this film…..and then ask yourself, what are the large international conservation groups with their multi-million pound/dollar budgets doing to prevent Indonesia's rainforest and orangutans going the same way as Sarawak's.

In my personal opinion they are doing nothing like as much as they should, could - or would like their supporters to believe. i.e. this film was made by two private and very brave individuals with a small budget. When did you last see WWF, GRASP, FFI, etc make such a revealing and moving documentary on the subject of palm oil plantations and logging in Indonesia?