Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fast Restoration of Rainforests

Rainforest clearcutting is devastating. The majority of the time, it opens up the area to such extensive soil erosion that even the tenacious (native) plants of the rainforests can't easily regrow. So how do you get a clearcut area to regenerate? Willie Smits has it figured out.

He's created a way to regrow a forest in Borneo that not only helped save local orangutans, but also provided a map for people who want to make similar efforts in other clearcut areas. View Willie Smits video.

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