Deforestation and palm oil: your questions answered

In 2018, the Minister of Primary Industries of Malaysia Teresa Kok made a pledge that no forest would be cleared for new palm oil production in the country. In 2023, Deputy Prime Minister Fadillah reiterated the same commitment in response to a new EU law that aims to ban the...

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State of the Malaysian Rainforest: report

RimbaWatch (formerly known as the Rimba Disclosure Project), as part of its efforts to monitor activities related to deforestation in Malaysia, has published a study entitled “State of the Malaysian Rainforest 2023” which collates and analyses all its data on past and potential future deforestation. This is the first time...

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Sarawak’s Indigenous communities celebrate historic win

Sarawak’s indigenous communities celebrate historic win against palm oil development, thank Premier and warn against planned township threatening Sarawak’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Gunung Mulu National Park (Mulu, Sarawak/Malaysia) In a recent letter to Sarawak Premier Abang Johari Openg, the Penan communities of the Mulu region welcome the...

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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...

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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...

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