RSPO Fails to Act as Muara Tae is Destroyed

LONDON: The credibility of the international Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been called into question over its failure to act against a company bulldozing ancestral forests and perpetrating human rights abuses in Indonesia. First Resources Ltd has submitted documents to the RSPO falsely claiming that its subsidiary PT Borneo Surya...

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Oil Palm Plantations Replacing Indonesian Forests at Alarming Rate

A paper published this week in Nature Climate Change confirms that expansion of oil palm plantations in Indonesia is destroying the country’s rainforests while simultaneously increasing global carbon emissions.  The study, led by Yale and Stanford University researchers, used Landsat satellite analyses to discern multiple land covers, coupled with above-and below-ground carbon accounting. The study...

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Listen to Executive Director Jettie Word Speak to Deforestation, Palm Oil, and Threats to Indigenous Communities

Jettie Word, Executive Director of The Borneo Project, talks about the current threats that Borneo faces including deforestation, spreading palm oil plantations, and threats to indigenous communities.  Tune into Sierra Club Radio! Listen here. For more information on the current threats in Borneo, please visit: https://borneoproject.org/borneo/overview-of-current-threats. http://sierraclub.typepad.com/sierra_club_radio/ Sierra Club Radio:...

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A Report from Earth Island on The Borneo Project!

The Director of the Borneo Project, Jettie Word, speaks to the importance of protecting Borneo’s rivers and the communities that live on their banks from twelve massive and destructive proposed dam projects. Read more about how the Borneo Project is supporting indigenous communities who are directly impacted by environmental destruction....

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Male Orangutans Need Large Swaths of Forests to Survive

A recently published study in Molecular Ecology found that male orangutan’s travel much longer distances than females, based on faecal samples collected a seven sites in Borneo. These findings are further proof that the orangutan needs high-quality natural forests and dispersal corridors, states Sabah Wildlife Department Director Dr Laurentius Ambu....

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