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Hub | December 4, 2013 at 10:39

Thanks to its unique geology, the Indonesian archipelago has one of the richest biological heritages on Earth; it's home to more endemic bird species than any other country and more endemic mammal species than any other country but one. It's...

Palm Oil's New Frontier

Publication | September 5, 2012 at 1:00

The world's biggest palm oil producers and investors have been turning their attention to Africa in recent years, seeking to acquire land to grow oil palms in what some experts have dubbed the "next frontier" of industrial agricultural production.

Herakles Farms in Cameroon

Publication | February 19, 2013 at 8:00

The palm oil project being developed by the US-owned company Herakles Farms in Cameroon demonstrates the threat posed by badly managed expansion of oil palm plantations.

Herakles Exposed

Publication | May 22, 2013 at 11:00

This report exposes the significant discrepancies between how the company has represented the project to the public and what it is telling prospective investors and creditors. It also exposes internal communications that contradict the...

GAR's No Deforestation Policy to Now Apply to All Palm Oil Suppliers

Media release | February 28, 2014 at 19:57

Jakarta, 28 February 2014 – Singapore-listed palm oil trader, Golden Agri Resources (GAR), today announced it will implement its forest conservation policy across all third party suppliers, a move that Greenpeace International says is a step in...

Protect Paradise: An Animation about Palm Oil

Video | July 8, 2014 at 15:23

Palm oil is an ingredient in thousands of products we use every day. But palm oil has a dirty secret: forest destruction. Every year, thousands of hectares of Indonesian rainforest and peatlands - some of the most biodiverse regions on the planet...

Riau province declares moratorium on forest and peatland destruction

Media release | August 15, 2008 at 16:26

The Indonesian province of Riau has pledged to halt the destruction of its forests and peatlands; a move that will prevent billions of tonnes of carbon from entering the atmosphere.

Reuters: CITES Tightens Ramin Controls, May Save Orang-utan

Page | April 27, 2005 at 13:45

BANGKOK, Oct 8 (Reuters) - A United Nations conference adopted a proposal on Friday to tighten controls on the trade of a commercially valuable hardwood known as ramin, which could help save the endangered orang-utan ape.

The Orangutan Under Threat

Page | April 27, 2005 at 13:53

Orangutans, named for the Malay word meaning "person of the forest," are amazing animals. Rarely leaving the treetops, they are the largest animals to live in trees. Having once thrived throughout Southeast Asia, they are now critically...

Ramin: The Orangutan's Rainforest Home

Page | April 27, 2005 at 13:45

Many consumer products sold in the U.S. are made from ramin, a wood that provides the habitat for the highly threatened orangutan. Rampant demand for ramin is decimating the orangutan's habitat to such an extent that Asia's largest primate could...

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