Decades of forest destruction by palm oil and paper companies laid the foundations for 2015’s Indonesian forest fires. The Indonesian government responded with a firm commitment to crack down on rogue companies. Hundreds of thousands of us pushed brands like Colgate to toughen up their ‘no deforestation’ policies.
Posted by Angela Glienicke — 2 September 2016 at 1:49pm
September is the day the largest rainforest in the world is celebrated in
Brazil. It’s Amazon Day! With an estimated 16,000 tree species the Amazon is
often referred to as the lungs of the planet. It is also home to over 20
million people, including thousands of Indigenous Peoples, hundreds of bird
species and mammals and over 2.5 million insect species!
Posted by Angela Glienicke — 19 August 2016 at 8:00am
Every year on the 19th August
the orangutan gets its own special day. One of the renowned victims of the palm oil
industry the orangutans are threatened with extinction due to the destruction of the tropical rainforest. The population of the Sumatran orangutan in the wild is thought to have fallen
by more than 50% from 1992-2000, due to the degradation of their habitat.
The orangutans, who for the first few years hold tight to their mother's body as she moves through the forest canopy, can live up to 45 years in the wild.
Posted by India Thorogood — 10 August 2016 at 10:54pm
Two Munduruku Indigenous People, 15 mischievious 'monkeys' and a few Greenpeace activists - this morning we’re bringing the Amazon to Siemens’ grey campus in Surrey. The Munduruku have travelled thousands of miles to demand a meeting with Siemens bosses about Amazon dams, after months of ambivalence to warnings from across the world.
IOI concessions were severely burnt during the 2015 forest fires
palm oil company, which had its sustainability certificates suspended for
violating rules designed to prevent the destruction of Indonesia's forests and
peatlands, has had those certificates reinstated. This shocking decision by the
industry's own sustainability group to lift the suspension sends a message that
it's OK for palm oil companies to continue trashing forests in pursuit of
David Cameron may be gone but he still has a legacy - the Conservative Manifesto. It might not sound the most fun, but the pledges that the Conservatives made in the 2015 General Election still govern and guide their policies today, even with Theresa May now in charge.
Here are 5 key pledges the Government made in 2015 that they must remember and deliver on now:
Posted by Angela Glienicke — 27 July 2016 at 12:59pm
Every year on the 29th
July the largest members of the
cat family have their special day which raises awareness and celebrates these
iconic animals. It’s estimated that fewer than 4,000 tigers are left in the wild
with almost 93% of their historic range being lost.
Posted by Martin Vainstein — 20 July 2016 at 4:31pm
The Amazon not only encloses a vast amount of biodiversity and serves as a home for Indigenous People, it holds an infinite and unstoppable spirit. From Japan to Mexico, Brazil to Romania, during the last couple of months Greenpeace groups have taken into the street to state loud and clear to Siemens “Stop the Dam!” - “Save the Heart of the Amazon!”