A report by BBC News into the impact of deforestation for rubber focuses on research by a team from the University of East Anglia incorporates comment from Dr Matt Struebig.
The report considers the biodiversity impact on tropical forests if the demand for rubber continues. It is expected that an additional 8.5 million hectares of rubber plantations will be required to meet demand by 2024 which will put endangered birds, bats and primates at risk.
Dr Struebig has conducted extensive research in the region and so has been able to provide valuable comment on the research. Visit the BBC story.