What Publishers Need to Know About Foreign-Sourced Papers: A Q&A with Green Press Initiative’s Todd Pollak
Extra: How is this threatening the wildlife populations there?
Pollak: This is having devastating effects on the wildlife that depend on these forests. It is estimated that the Sumatran tiger population has declined by about 70 percent since 1982 with some estimates as low as fewer than 200 individuals existing in the wild. The province of Riau, which once had one of Indonesia’s largest elephant populations and has had the highest rate of deforestation, has seen it’s elephant populations drop from nearly 1,500 in 1982 to just over 200 today. Orangutan populations have also dropped sharply, declining by more than 40 percent in the past decade.