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Question: Can WLT buy land for £50 an acre in Borneo?

1 April, 2009 - 12:35 -- John Burton

Answer: Unfortunately, no.

Unfortunately land in Borneo costs much, much more than £50 an acre since, despite the world's economic crisis, it is in huge demand for oil palm plantations which yield large profits. Even so, our supporters have urged us to get involved in this ecological catastrophe, and have responded very generously. We will continue with the Orang-utan Appeal, buying strategically placed standing forests to ensure as much protected land as possible for Orang-utans to live and breed safely.

John is currently in India. This frequently asked question about Borneo was published in WLT's latest newsletter, now available online in pdf format.

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