Posts Tagged with "extinction"

From the Field: A Call To Protect Sumatra’s Crown Jewel

Friday, November 8, 2013

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From the Field: A Call To Protect Sumatra’s Crown Jewel

Chances are you’ve heard of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, America’s Yellowstone and Africa’s Serengeti – iconic wild areas rightly famous the world over for their outstanding natural grandeur. But how about Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem? No? Well then, please allow me to introduce you. Remote, rugged and not easily entered beyond its edges, the Leuser contains [...]

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Dunkin’ Feels the Heat in Boston

Monday, October 7, 2013

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Dunkin’ Feels the Heat in Boston

Today I visited the corporate headquarters of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. with Strawberry, an orphaned orangutan from Indonesia, to let the company know that consumers all across the world want Dunkin’ to stop using Conflict Palm Oil in its products. Dunkin’ has recognized the problems associated with the production of Conflict Palm Oil but it [...]

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New Study: Protected Forests Won’t Combat Species Extinction Without Proper Safety Buffer Zones

Monday, August 20, 2012

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New Study: Protected Forests Won’t Combat Species Extinction Without Proper Safety Buffer Zones

Is protecting a small fragment of intact natural forest habitat amidst a sea of oil palm plantations enough to combat extinction? Two rare, critically endangered Sumatran rhinos were recently captured on hidden camera in Leuser National Park, Indonesia for the first time in 26 years. This came as a surprise to wildlife conservationists, as there [...]

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A 48 Hour Twitter Jam to Save Tripa

Monday, April 2, 2012

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A 48 Hour Twitter Jam to Save Tripa

This blog comes from our friends at End of the Icons. In an amazing global response to the tragedy in Tripa, thousands of people all around the world have emailed the President of Indonesia and key stakeholders calling for the law to be enforced and this precious peatland to be saved. We are happy to [...]

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Raging Fires in Indonesia Displacing Communities and Pushing Orangutans to Edge of Extinction

Friday, March 30, 2012

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Raging Fires in Indonesia Displacing Communities and Pushing Orangutans to Edge of Extinction

A global tragedy is unfolding in Indonesia this week as fires rage through Tripa Swamp, displacing local communities and threatening hundreds of critically endangered Sumatran orangutans. These fires, initially set by palm oil companies to clear land for more plantations, are pushing this population of orangutans to the edge of extinction. Conservation experts say the [...]

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Can Protected Areas Combat the Sixth Mass Extinction?

Friday, August 12, 2011

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Can Protected Areas Combat the Sixth Mass Extinction?

Our planet is currently facing one of the most destructive extinction events in the history of the earth, with an estimated loss of 30,000 species per year, known as the Sixth Mass Extinction. The cause?  Humans. The pulp and paper and palm oil industries are causing species extinction left, right, and center in one of [...]

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What Do Environmentalists And Animal Rights Activists Have In Common?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

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What Do Environmentalists And Animal Rights Activists Have In Common?

What do the environmental and animal rights movements have in common? More than you might think, including a profound love of certain vegan products that mark an intersection of our work to create a more just and sustainable future for all of Earth’s inhabitants. This past weekend I had the pleasure of participating in a [...]

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Disney’s Ties to Rainforest Destruction Exposed…Again

Friday, June 10, 2011

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Disney’s Ties to Rainforest Destruction Exposed…Again

UPDATE: On October 11, 2012, Disney announced a comprehensive paper policy that maximizes its use of environmentally superior papers like recycled and eliminates controversial sources like those connected to Indonesian rainforest destruction. For more info, visit www.ran.org/disney. Over a year ago, I went to my local San Francisco bookstore to pick up some children’s books for RAN’s Rainforest-Free [...]

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Michelle Obama: Girl Scouts USA Needs a Palm Oil Intervention

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Michelle Obama: Girl Scouts USA Needs a Palm Oil Intervention

Today we launched a public petition asking Michelle Obama to use her influence as Honorary National President of Girl Scouts USA to make Girl Scout cookies rainforest friendly by next cookie season. For Earth Day 2010, Michelle Obama told a group of children who spent the day at the White house that the Obama household [...]

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RAN Invites 100 Cargill Employees to Born To Be Wild

Thursday, April 7, 2011

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RAN Invites 100 Cargill Employees to Born To Be Wild

On the eve of the global premier of Born To Be Wild, we sent this invitation to Cargill CEO Greg Page. We hope he and many of his Cargill employees will take us up on this generous offer! Dear Mr. Page and employees of Cargill, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) would [...]

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