Monthly Archives: April 2015

Rubber threatens tropical forests

 

rubber-plantationNew research suggests that soaring demand for natural rubber threatens large expanses of tropical forests in Southeast Asia.  Natural rubber — used primarily in car tyres — is replacing forest with big costs for biodiversity.  We urgently need an industry sustainability initiative to prevent the loss of forests and uptake from the largest tyre manufacturers.

Read more on the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32350985

Or the real article here