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Palm Oil Action Australia | September 20, 2017

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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 |

iuf.org 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

Oil palm production in Africa anaemic

November 15, 2016 |

graphic.com.gh Oil palm production in Africa anaemic — Alhassan Yakubu – Graphic Online – | 2016 Jessica Acheampong & Mildred Agyapong

The failure of African countries to produce oil palm to meet growing demand has resulted in the description … Read More

Greenpeace: Landcorp dropping palm feed is a ‘wake-up call’ for Fonterra

September 21, 2016 |

Greenpeace: Landcorp dropping palm feed is a ‘wake-up call’ for Fonterra Mon, Aug 8 share

Luke Appleby

ONE News Now Reporter

Greenpeace has welcomed Landcorp’s decision to stop using a common palm oil byproduct as cattle feed in New Zealand … Read More

July 2016 News Updates

August 22, 2016 |

What a cutie! A baby Sumatran Rhino. The smallest of the rhinos,  their bodies have hair, which is something we are not used to when looking at rhinos. With only around 30 in Borneo and 80 in Sumatra and none … Read More

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