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Update: Indonesian Court Fails to Protect Critical Orangutan Stronghold

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Update: Indonesian Court Fails to Protect Critical Orangutan Stronghold

It’s a sad day today for the few remaining, critically endangered orangutans of Sumatra. In a much anticipated court ruling in the high-stakes case filed against palm oil plantation company PT Kallista Alam and the governor of the Province of Aceh for illegally draining and clearing the internationally renowned Tripa Peat Forest, the judges have [...]

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Peat Fires Greet Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force Assembly

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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Peat Fires Greet Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force Assembly

Thick smoke from burning peatlands hangs over the capital of Central Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo every morning. The smell from the smoke is pervasive, a constant reminder of how Indonesia has become the third largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world. Driven by relentless and ill advised palm oil expansion, Kalimantan’s carbon rich but relatively [...]

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