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SAVE Rivers resounding success of the European Campaign

  The on-going campaign tour in Europe by SAVE Rivers has engaged in a lot of successful dialogues and meetings with government representatives including civil societies, non-governmental organizations and the corporate business.  Read more about climate change in Indonesia and Malaysia, then join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.  The team at the Noewagian Parliment House…

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Another Year of Fires, Another Year of Inaction

With a 70% chance of an El Niño this year, Indonesia could soon be facing the wrath of its near neighbors again as the dry season approaches with the ever present threat of vegetation fires. Read more below about  Indonesia is dealing with these fires. Read more on Mongabay. Read more about climate change in…

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Greenpeace Rates Companies’ Zero Deforestation Commitments

A new basic rating system using five metrics to gauge the strength of companies’ zero deforestation commitments related to palm oil sourcing has been released by Greenpeace. Read more below to find out what these five measures are and how several companies rank. Read more on Mongabay. Read more about other deforestation commitments, then join…

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State Bracing for El Niño

It is generally predicted that El Niño will hit the whole region of South East Asia sometime soon, with some countries hit harder than the rest. Read more below to find out how this weather pattern will affect Borneo and how Malaysia is preparing for any potential disaster that may arise. Read more on The…

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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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