Posts Tagged with "endangered species"

Buddhist Monks Leading Movement To Save Areng Valley In Cambodia

Thursday, December 5, 2013

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Buddhist Monks Leading Movement To Save Areng Valley In Cambodia

A $3,000 grant through RAN’s Protect-An-Acre program is supporting Mother Nature, a Cambodian movement of Buddhist monks, environmental activists and remote communities fighting for the cancellation of the proposed Cheay Areng dam in the Areng Valley of southwest Cambodia. The dam would flood up to 50,000 acres of forest, half of which is part of [...]

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RAN Channels Small Grants to Two Major Indigenous Mobilizations in South America

Friday, October 25, 2013

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RAN Channels Small Grants to Two Major Indigenous Mobilizations in South America

Indigenous communities are mobilizing in Brazil and Ecuador, challenging the respective national governments’ plans to push large-scale expansion of oil development in the rainforest (Ecuador) and clear the way for roads, dams, agribusiness and development of other mega-projects (Brazil) that would devastate ecosystems and undermine the internationally recognized standard of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent [...]

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Free the Wayzata 3

Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Free the Wayzata 3

In what has become quite a local buzz, RAN just released a shocking video of police arresting a mother orangutan and her baby from a public bench in downtown Wayzata, Minnesota. To be perfectly clear, this mother orangutan, just like the hitch-hiking male orangutan that was arrested outside of Cargill’s HQ last week by private [...]

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KI Nation Paddles 300 km to Protect their Wild Watershed

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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KI Nation Paddles 300 km to Protect their Wild Watershed

Canada’s Boreal forest is part of the world’s largest land-based carbon storehouse. It is also the world’s greatest reservoir of fresh water, and is among the largest unlogged forests left on the planet. But the Boreal has been under threat for years, and, as is often the case, local Indigenous peoples who live in and [...]

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Cargill’s Not so Secret Expansion Plans in Indonesia

Friday, August 10, 2012

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Cargill’s Not so Secret Expansion Plans in Indonesia

If Cargill’s PR stunt a few months ago left you feeling confused about the company’s role in driving deforestation and potential orangutan extinction in Indonesia, you might find it helpful to know that a couple of recent articles expose the truth. A recent Indonesia Finance Today article clarifies that Cargill plans to expand its plantation [...]

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Deep in the Amazon, A Story is Waiting to be Told

Friday, June 15, 2012

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Deep in the Amazon, A Story is Waiting to be Told

Media technologies and professional skills are valuable tools that enable Indigenous communities living in rainforests around the world to communicate about the crisis of deforestation through sharing their stories, language, and art. Amazon Voice, a great new NGO that is working directly with the local Amazon communities based on a foundation of reciprocity and mutual [...]

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International Day of Action to Save Tripa Rainforest

Monday, April 23, 2012

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While many of us realize on some fleeting, uncomfortable level that our generation holds the future of countless species and ecosystems in our hands, rarely is the choice to allow extinction to happen – or to fight like hell to stop it – so clear as it is right now with humankind’s closest relative, the [...]

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Bringing a Competitive Spirit to Rainforest Protection

Friday, April 20, 2012

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Bringing a Competitive Spirit to Rainforest Protection

Through our Protect-an-Acre program, RAN recently provided a small grant to Caura Futures. This lean, innovative organization supports the conservation of the 45,300 km² Caura River Basin in Venezuela, one of the few pristine tropical watersheds on Earth, by working with local Indigenous communities and providing training and tools to improve human health and promote [...]

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The Future Of Endangered Orangutans Is In Your Hands

Monday, March 19, 2012

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The Future Of Endangered Orangutans Is In Your Hands

There has been an overwhelming amount of attention paid recently to the plight of Indonesia’s most iconic species due to habitat loss. Last month the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) updated the status of Sumatran elephants to critically endangered on its Red List of Threatened Species, a category which Sumatran orangutans and rhinoceros’ [...]

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From The Field: Borneo’s Tanjung Puting National Park And The High Stakes Of The Palm Oil Crisis

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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From The Field: Borneo’s Tanjung Puting National Park And The High Stakes Of The Palm Oil Crisis

Since joining RAN’s forest program over two years ago, I have read and written about the many dire consequences of industrial scale palm oil plantations in Indonesia: one of the highest deforestation rates in the world, critical habitat for endangered species like orangutans destroyed, gross human rights abuses and labor conditions, and social conflict between [...]

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