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...

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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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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...

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APRIL Continued Destroying High Conservation Rainforest Up Until January Pledge

An investigation revealed that Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) continued to source fiber produced by destruction of high conservation value forests in Sumatra all the way until it committed to a new forest conservation policy. Read more below to find out how environmentalists feel about APRIL’s pledge, especially compared to its rival....

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Alien Trees Use Logging Roads to Invade Borneo Forests

One tropical tree from Central and South America has made itself at home in Borneo where it is crowding  out local vegetation and interfering with forest recovery. Although this tree has been slow to spread through Borneo since its introduction in 1952, new logging roads appear to be driving the species...

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