Batang Toru

As Beijing Looks to Lead on Biodiversity, China-backed Hydropower Threatens to Wipe Out the Rarest Great Ape on Earth

Bank of China - financed Batang Toru dam threatens the Tapanuli Orangutan’s shrinking forest home In 2020, China will host the biannual meeting of the Assembly of the Parties to the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), a multilateral treaty that commits its signatories to developing strategies to conserve and sustainably use the Earth’s biological diversity and genetic resources. The Beijing meeting is the capstone on the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity, which has aimed to raise the profile of the Convention and protect biological resources through technology, increased conservation f
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