Tree love and lonely elephants, AI in restoration, and palm oil myths debunked
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In Forests News last week:
Palm oil; Smallholder expansion on the rise
The assumption that major industry are solely responsible for the conversion of peatlands into oil palm plantations has been turned on its head by new research. The study, led by CIFOR scientist George Schoneveld, reveals that smallholders – many of whom are local elites and inexperienced farmers – are increasingly expanding into peatlands in Indonesian Borneo.