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Oxfam: Despite Zero Deforestation Pledges, Big Food Companies Remain Weak on Climate Commitments

A new report from Oxfam argues that, despite several high profile pledges to phase deforestation out of their supply chains, big food companies are not doing enough to curb their shockingly high annual amount of greenhouse gas emissions. Read more below to find out how the “Big 10″ can reduce their emissions and use their influence to call…

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Indonesia’s Forests Increasingly Empty of Wildlife

With the disappearance of birds, mammals and other species from forests, the “empty forest” syndrome is becoming an increasing reality in Indonesia. Read more below to find out the effects people are starting to see and what can be done to prevent this tragedy. Read more on Mongabay. Read more about issues affecting wildife in Borneo, then join…

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WWF Accuses APRIL of Breaking Sustainability Commitment by Logging Rainforest in Borneo

The World Wide Fund for Nature has accused Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), a Singapore-based pulp and paper giant, of breaking its recent conservation commitment by destroying rainforest in Indonesian Borneo. Read more below to find out what information this claim is based on and how APRIL has responded. Read more on Mongabay. Read…

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“Fight For Your Rights!” – Norway’s Indigenous Sami People Encourage Sarawak Dam Opposition

The indigenous people of Norway have shown their support of the delegation from Borneo in the fight against Sarawak’s twelve planned dams. Read more below to find out how the Sami’s previous struggles mirror the ones in Sarawak today and how we can learn from their past. Read more on Bruno Manser Fonds. Read more about Sarawak’s…

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Timber Concessions in Sumatra Have High Conservation Value

Five industrial plantation forest concessions that supply timber to PT Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) in South Sumatra are areas of high conservation value inhabited by endangered Sumatran tigers and other endemic wildlife. Read more below to find out how people are keeping wildlife and their habitats safe. Read more on Mongabay. Read more about timber…

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A Hunger for Coal Threatens The Heart of Borneo

A new coal mining project may dig up more than a billion tons of coal from an area of global significance, where indigenous people have lived for generations amid the forests and rivers. Read more below to find out just how much destruction and suffering this project will cause. Read more on The Jakarta Post. Read…

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SAVE Rivers Press Statement: Resounding Success of the European Campaign

SAVE River’s on-going campaign tour in Europe has seen a lot of successful discussions and meetings with government representatives including civil societies, non-government organizations, and the corporate sector. Read more below to find out the results of these meetings and where the team of activists is headed next. Read more on Sarawak Report. Read more…

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Indonesia’s Biological Wonders Are Worth the Fight

Indonesia is one of the most wonderful places on Earth but it has such a poor record of conservation and environmental management that environmentalists can’t help but complain. But no matter how upset environmentalists get at the devastation, fighting to save the wildlife is worth every second.  Read more on Mongabay. Read more about Indonesia’s…

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Dams Be Damned: Study Finds Large Dams Are Too Expensive

 Researchers at Oxford University have found that large dams cost so much money and take so long to build that they may not be economically viable. Add the environmental and social impacts in the surrounding areas and it is easy to see that dams are not worth the trouble. Read more on Mongabay. Read more…

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Ag Giant ADM Boosts Greener Palm Oil

 Yet another company has committed  to greener palm oil, this time a major agriculture company called Archer Daniels Midland. Read more below to find out how they plan to enforce these new standards and why some believe this new policy still needs to be strengthened. Read more on Mongabay. Read more about palm oil in…

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