Behind the Issue: Deforestation

Indonesia's forests are under attack.
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We are fortunate to have an amazing amount of wildlife on this planet. But illegal trading and poaching have dramatically reduced the survival of these magnificent creatures. Enter the Operatives.

When famed eco-warrior Pete Bethune (Whale Wars) witnessed these atrocities, he took a stand and began assembling a group of highly trained, skilled, and motivated military elite with one mission: to expose suspected criminals who are endangering our wildlife and our environment. The Operatives are now embarking on bolder and more dangerous missions in Asia, with a brand-new team tackling numerous threats to wildlife.

In this behind-the-scenes clip, Bethune drops some knowledge about the destruction of Indonesia's forests and its impact on wildlife.

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The Operatives fight for oceans, for forests, and for wildlife, but they need your help. Join the Operatives on their missions and take action to protect all wildlife by clicking here.

Together, we can make a difference and save animals from further threat.