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new approach predicts threats to rainforests

with rain forests at risk the world over, a new collaboration is equipping conservationists with the tools to predict and plan for future forest loss.a new study by scientists from the universities of oxford, montana and the us forest service highlights novel approaches to tackling deforestation. the team focused their research on borneo, an island that has lost a staggering 30 percent of its forest since the 1970s and is among the most biodiverse and threatened on the planet. the loss of bornean forests threatens species such as the orangutan, sumatran rhino, and the sunda clouded leopard; as well as emitting significant amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.although focussed on...