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SIA's $4m gift to save rainforest
Money will help preserve and conserve Sumatran rainforest that houses endangered species By Karamjit Kaur, Aviation Correspondent

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Rhinoceros hornbills in an Indonesian rainforest. Harapan Rainforest in Sumatra is home to more than 290 species of birds and 55 species of mammals. -- PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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SINGAPORE Airlines will put US$3 million (S$4 million) towards the preservation and conservation of a Sumatran rainforest - its first such involvement in a green project. The money will help fund an initiative by global non-profit organisation BirdLife International and Indonesia's Yayasan KEHI, which have recently taken on the task of looking after the Harapan Rainforest. Straddling the provinces of Jambi and South Sumatra, the rainforest is home to more...
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