Tokyo 2020 Olympics Scandal

Over 140,000 signatures delivered to Japanese Embassies around the world demanding no rainforest destruction or human rights abuses – Banner protests in Sarawak, Malaysia and at Tokyo’s new Olympic Stadium site (TOKYO / JAPAN & BERN / SWITZERLAND & BERLIN / GERMANY & MIRI / MALAYSIA) This week, activists from...

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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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Sustainable Tropical Timber Trade Mislabeled, Says Report

A new report from Friends of the Earth International has determined that the ‘sustainable’ tropical timber trade, particularly in Malaysia, is not actually sustainable at all. The report suggests that the trade could become more sustainable with changes in policy by timber importers, which would include requirements such as free,...

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Norway Cuts Ties With Two Malaysian Forestry Companies

Norway has blacklisted two Malaysian timber companies after an investigation brought to light the environmental havoc they have wreaked on Borneo’s tropical forests. Read more from Mongabay Read more about Forest and Climate Policy in Borneo then join the conversation on Facebook Norway’s $760 billion pension fund has divested from two...

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Indonesia Ignores Indigenous Protest, Encourages Plantation Project Expansion

 Indigenous communities in Indonesian Papua are facing malnutrition and poverty after being displaced by state-sanctioned industrial plantations under the Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate (MIFEE) project. Despite formal protest by indigenous Papuans claiming that the plantations project has resulted in serious human rights abuses, Indonesia has chosen to move forward...

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Money Laundering? Questions In Australia for Taib’s Brother Onn

Chief Minister, Taib Mahmud’s business-partner brother Onn has left some very awkward questions to be answered in Sydney, where his family lives in one of the city’s smartest houses, over-looking the harbour bridge. Documents obtained by Sarawak Report plainly show that Onn Mahmud has offered conflicting information to the Australian authorities,...

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