Saving Indonesia's rainforests

Last edited 14 March 2014 at 12:30pm

Indonesia's rainforests are a biodiversity hotspot, rich in endemic species, and vital in regulating the Earth's climate. But these forests are being torn down for palm oil, pulp and paper plantations - making Indonesia the world's third largest greenhouse gas emitter and threatening endangered species such as orang-utans with extinction. Greenpeace is campaigning globally to protect Indonesia's rainforests.

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Young oil palm trees in a recently established plantation within IOI's PT BSS co

Time is running out for destructive palm oil company IOI

As Indonesia’s president announces a temporary ban on palm oil development, one of the world’s biggest palm oil traders faces a customer revolt over its...
Posted by Richardg - 22 April, 2016 - 09:32
Sumatran rhino found in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Sumatran rhino found while forest habitat is lost

Good news for rhino fans: last week, researchers announced the first live encounter with a Sumatran rhino in Borneo for over 40 years. But the human pressures...
Posted by jamie - 30 March, 2016 - 08:13
A crime scene: burned peatland and forest remains, planted with oil palm

Palm oil: who's still trashing forests?

How 'clean' is the palm oil used by major brands around the world? Today, we're releasing the results of our investigation into which companies are keeping...
Posted by Annisa Rahmawati - 3 March, 2016 - 10:39

Cutting Deforestation out of the Palm Oil Supply Chain - Company Scorecard

In recent years, the world’s biggest companies have woken up to the environmental costs associated with palm oil and the other commodities they buy. Nowhere...
Posted by jamie - 3 March, 2016 - 10:11

Indonesia fires: "I'm tired of being made sick by this smoke"

When I was young my friends and I would visit our local river, just a short walk from our small town in Pangkalan Kerinci, upstream of Riau's peatland coast in...
Posted by Rahmi Carolina - 29 October, 2015 - 12:44

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