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Palm Oil Action Australia | July 27, 2017

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June 2016 News Updates

August 9, 2016 |

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

May 2016 News Updates

July 1, 2016 |

The Malayan sunbear, also known as the honeybear,  is classified as vulnerable by the IUCN, due to the large-scale destruction of its habitat in the last 30 years. This bear is another victim of the race for palm oil gold. … Read More

April 2016 News Updates

May 20, 2016 |

Yet another beautiful and unusual inhabitant of the South-east asian rainforests, is the Rhinocererous Hornbill. One of the largest hornbills, this bird is about the size of a swan and can live in captivity for about 90 years. Its claim … Read More

March 2016 News Updates

April 27, 2016 |

The Malay Harelquin Red Butterfly, one of the smaller inhabitants of dense rainforests of Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.




31/03/2016 RSPO: Completely Worthless, or Just Mostly Worthless? (UPDATED)

30/03/2016 ‘This is not empty forest’: Africa’s palm oil … Read More

February News Updates 2016

March 9, 2016 |

Baby orang utans are one of the most dependent of primates, with one of the slowest life histories of any mammal. Females don’t give birth until around age 15, and the time between births is long, even longer than most … Read More

January 2016 News Updates

February 12, 2016 |

Meet one of South East Asia’s most popular bird, and if you want to see it, you’d better go soon. Only recently ‘rediscovered’ (there were no sightings of this bird from 1952 until 1986); the Gurney’s Pitta is the most … Read More

Zero deforestation in Indonesia: Pledges, politics and palm oil

February 10, 2016 | Zero deforestation in Indonesia: Pledges, politics and palm oil Pablo PachecoThursday, 7 Jan 2016 Shares326

“No Deforestation. No Peat. No Exploitation”: The pledges echoing throughout the palm oil sector, as major consumer goods manufacturers and retailers seek to remove … Read More

December 2015 News Updates

February 5, 2016 |



 And the cuteness award goes to… these Asian Small-Clawed Otters. Sociable, family oriented and playful (who hasn’t been charmed by these fellows playing and wrestling at a zoo?); you can’t help but smile at their happy antics. Yet … Read More

November 2015 News Updates

December 16, 2015 |

Apologies if this picture of our featured animal of the month is a bit fuzzy, but we really wanted to introduce you to the Bay Cat, yet had so few pictures to choose from. That’s because there are so few … Read More

October 2015 News Updates

October 26, 2015 |

Another of Asia’s small cats, the rare, and little – known Flat-Headed Cat joins the honour role of wonderful species threatened with extinction. In 2010 it was reported that 70% of the cat’s habitat had been turned into plantations, with … Read More