World Rainforest Movement

Rubber Plantations

The rubber tree is originally from the Amazon forest but now spread over all tropical forest regions. Rubber plantations are increasingly large-scale, intensively-managed and even-aged plantations, for industrial purposes especially tires for the automotive industry. However, the plantations can also be managed by communities in small areas or mixed with other trees in forested areas, common in the Amazon. Plantations are about 10 million hectares worldwide (2010), and concentrated in Asia.


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