Indonesia, another country with vast rainforests, burns them for another use – palm oil trees plantations. This not only impacts global warming, but it also endangers wildlife. In the case of Indonesia, the most prominent example is critically-endangered Bornean Orangutan.
Yearly fires of palm-oil plantations also pollute nearby Malaysia and Singapore, causing health threatening haze. In some years, the haze is so intense that it prevents people from leaving their home for days, causing huge economic losses.