Posted by hayley on Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 7:44am.
Here are a whole bunch of sites about this particular rainforest:
One of the problems I've heard and read about is this (although I'm not at all sure it's germaine to this particular rainforest): If the people who live in the area depend on charcoal for their fuel supply (for cooking, etc.), then the forest is being cut down and burned into charcoal at a rate depending on the population growth rate of the area.
Another problem could be that people are clearing and burning the rainforest in order to clear land for some kind of crop (not always the good kinds of crops!).
You are searching for information that is so specific that you have to be prepared for the possibility that none of it may be online. Or some may be, and some may not. In addition to searching on the Internet, you also need to make best friends with the reference librarian(s) in your local or college library.
At this webpage, you can go immediately to the search sites (first three columns across the top) -- or even better you can scroll down until you see the section called HOW TO SEARCH THE INTERNET. Those are the links to start with. You'll not only learn how to come up with good search terms, but also how to evaluate the webpages you get as results. Some will be good and others will be garbage. You need to know how to tell the difference.
My favorite way to search is to go to Google's advanced search page http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en and put my search words or phrases into the first or second search box (either "all the words" or "exact phrase"). However, there many other strategies for searching you can use, and the HOW TO SEARCH THE INTERNET section will help you best.
Learning to use Google or other search engines can save you time and help you learn to find information efficiently. Here are some websites that can teach you how:
... and one to help you judge whether a particular website's information is worth your time:
I was in the Malaysian part of Borneo in 2002, just a few miles from the border with the Indonesian part (Kalimantan). The smoke from the burning of rain forests was think on the horizon and you could smell it in the air. Malaysia does not burn its rain forests, and yet the economy there is relatively prosperous. Indonesia just does not seem to care about it. The people and the government have to have the will to do it, and economic alternatives.
Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Hopefully in your Google search, you found some of these sits:
5. (part II): http://www.nature.org/wherewework/asiapacific/indonesia/work/art13923.html
8. (on conservation): http://www.drmartinwilliams.com/conservation/borneo-forests.html
9. (PDF file to download on the effect of the drought):
10. (shifting; another PDF file):
Here is a site on click on every day to help preserve the rainforests:
thanks for all the help!
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