Forest in Sumatra, 1930


In about 1930, only a few areas of Sumatra had been thoroughly deforested.  By 1980, however, forest cover had been dramatically thinned.  Large areas in northern and southern Sumatra had been cleared and in other regions the forest was dissected by roads and human

Further reading

Whitten, Anthony J., et al., The Ecology of Sumatra. Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press, 1984.

Map number from Cribb, Historical Atlas of Indonesia (2000)


Year span

1930 - 1930