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UN Raps Malaysia on Palm Oil Abuses, Risks

After a visit to Malaysia, a UN official has said that the country must ensure that growth is not achieved through exploitation of vulnerable groups of people or the environment. Read more below to find out his recommendations for what Malaysia needs to do as it moves towards becoming a high-income country. Read more at…

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Reforestation Can’t Offset Massive Fossil Fuels Emissions

Some people have claimed that planting hectares of new forest would off-set rising CO2 emissions created by burning fossil fuels. However, scientists say this may not be the case. Read more below to find out how reforestation would affect our climate. Read more at Mongabay. Read more about rainforests and their role in climate change…

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Logging Kingpin Linked to Kidnapping, Violent Assault Seeks Legitimacy via IPO

In the early 2000s, Abdul Rasyid, the founder of the logging company Sawit Sumbermas Sarana, was investigated for kidnapping and assaulting environmental activists. Read more below about how he plans on profiting from another business that depends on destroying Borneo’s natural resources. Read more on Mongabay. Read more about timber corruption and then join the discussion…

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Indonesian Palm Oil Company Demolishes Homes and Evicts Villagers in Week-long Raid

Last week, Indonesian security forces hired by PT Asiatic Persada evicted hundreds of indigenous people and destroyed their homes. Read more about the dispute between the indigenous and the palm oil company below. Read more on Mongabay.  Read more about how people are affected by palm oil and then join the discussion on Facebook. Foto: Feri…

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Environmentalists Call for Recognition of Orangutan, Rhino Habitat as Heritage Site

The Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia provides millions of people with clean water and land for food production as well as providing a habitat for numerous large and endangered species. Read more below about  how environmentalists plan on protecting this critical region.  Read more on Monga Bay. Read more about habitat destruction in Borneo and then…

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Indonesia’s Rate of Deforestation Has Doubled Under the Moratorium

A recent study showed that forest loss in Indonesia is much higher than reported by the government. Read below to find out how much deforestation Indonesia is actually going through. Read more on REDD Monitor. Read more about forest loss in Borneo then join the discussion on Facebook. A recent study revealed that the Indonesian…

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Indonesia Urged to Implement Decision Recognizing Indigenous Rights to Land

Groups in Indonesia are petitioning the government to give the management of millions of hectares of forest to indigenous communities. Read more below about their request and their reasoning. Read more on Monga Bay. Read more about indigenous land rights and then join the discussion on Facebook. Forest in Java. Photo by Rhett A. Butler …

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Conventional Satellite Imagery May Underestimate Forest Clearing for Subsistence Agriculture

Recent analysis shows that much of the deforestation in the Congo is due to sustainable practices and often missed when using satellite images. Read below to find out how this was discovered and how much forest cover has been lost. Read more at Monga Bay. Read more about deforestation and then join the discussion on…

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Indigenous Peoples of Sarawak and Sabah Commemorate Human Rights Day with Demand to State Government to Respect Their Rights

In an effort to bring attention to human rights abuses, the Penan arranged a peaceful rally on UN Human Rights Day. Read more below about these human rights abuses and the Penan demands. Read more at Sarawak Report. Read more about violations against indigenous Penan people and then join the discussion on Facebook. MIRI – Today is…

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Coal Rush Ravages Indonesian Borneo

Coal mining in East Kalimantan has destroyed forests as well as contaminated food and water sources. and Read more below about how the government allows this to happen and what the citizens of the area want. Read more on The Malaysian Insider. Read more about environmental degradation in Borneo and then join the discussion on Facebook. This…

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