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Chimpanzees in Peril

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Chimpanzees are also at risk from deforestation to create palm oil plantations, especially when viewed in combination with illegal logging and the bush meat trade that have already decreased their numbers in many countries.

Mandrills as Victims

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Mandrills are victims, too. The males of this species, with their colorful pelage and nasal ridges, have been reduced to only 20 percent of their population due to rising plantations and deforestation.

Rise of Global Carbon Emissions

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As deforestation continues, the increase of global carbon emissions expands. Unmitigated deforestation in Indonesia alone is responsible for a third of global carbon emission.

Violation of Human Rights

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People occupy the rainforests as well. In fact, approximately 45 million people occupy the Indonesia forests that are under threat, spawning massive displacement.

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