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Palm Oil Action Australia | August 24, 2017

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April 2017 News Updates

August 18, 2017 |

Red-leaf Monkey, Borneo, stops for a drink at a watering hole.

Picture by Rhett A Butler, Mongabay


28/04/2017 Major palm oil company promises to protect forests

26/04/2017 RSPO to release third certification revision by November 2018 – … Read More

March 2017 News Update

August 6, 2017 |

Baby Sun Bear – a species threatened by both palm oil and bear bile farming, has a second lease on life at a rehabiliation centre.

Photo by Rhett A. Butler, Monga Bay


31/03/2017 Bank of England considers using … Read More

February 2017 News Updates

July 17, 2017 |

Baby Sumatran Rhino. Photo by Rhett Butler, Monga Bay


  27/02/2017 Survival of nearly 10,000 orangutans in Borneo oil palm estates at stake

25/02/2017 MSPO certification mandatory by 2019 

21/02/2017 HSBC revamps deforestation policy after Greenpeace investigation

14/02/2017 Latin … Read More

January 2017 News Updates

July 14, 2017 |

The face of the magnificent Wreathed Hornbill. Although not currently considered endangered, the large-scale loss of habitat on Sumatra is starting to wreak havoc on the hornbill’s lifestyle.This is becoming an increasing concern for conservationists. Dubbed “˜the farmer’s of … Read More

December 2016 News Updates

July 14, 2017 |







16/12/2016 Joanna Blythman on palm oil: the industry responds 

15/12/2016 ‘No room for greenwashing’: The reality of sustainability for the personal care industry 

14/12/2016 Ethical certification promises much – but it’s been a … Read More

Palm oil plantations displace more than orang-utans

April 5, 2017 |


Note: Due to copyright reasons we were unable to reprint this article in full, but we were given permission to publish an excerpt from the full article titled “Palm Abhor” printed on Saturday 1st April 2017 in the Saturday … Read More

Complaint against a palm oil company in Papua held in limbo by RSPO

February 2, 2017 | Complaint against a palm oil company in Papua held in limbo by RSPO

A complaint lodged earlier this year about alleged abuses by a palm oil company in Indonesian Papua has raised questions over the credibility of the industry’s … Read More

October 2016 News Updates

February 2, 2017 |


A baby Sunda Pangolin. Already listed as Endangered due to hunting for the traditional medicine and restaurant trades, the Sunda Pangolin faces another threat that may well see it become extinct: habitat loss from forest clearing for palm oil … Read More

September 2016 News Updates

November 24, 2016 |

Cute is as cute does! A Clouded Leopard cub. There are two species of clouded leopard in Asia, one living in tropical lowland forest and the other in Sumatra and Borneo. Elusive and hard to track, researchers are still trying … Read More

Certifying destruction at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

November 15, 2016 | Certifying destruction at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

Labour and environmental rights defenders have long criticized the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the organization claiming to promote sustainable palm oil production, for its loose standards for certifying … Read More