Posts Tagged with "fires"

Tripa: Social Media Week of Action

Friday, July 13, 2012

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Tripa: Social Media Week of Action

RAN’s work around the fires in Tripa has come to a fever pitch this week! For months, we have been highlighting how corporate giants such as Cargill have been abusing their power in the palm oil industry — and now it’s up to the Indonesian government to order an immediate halt to all Tripa rainforest [...]

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RAN Delivers Nearly 20,000 Petitions to Cargill HQ

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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RAN Delivers Nearly 20,000 Petitions to Cargill HQ

The major tragedy that is still unfolding in Indonesia’s Tripa rainforest continues to threaten the survival of critically endangered Sumatran orangutans. As over 92 fires smolder, palm oil companies like Cargill are racing to deny the role they’ve played in the destruction and devastation of the Tripa forest. We’ve gathered thousands of petitions to Cargill [...]

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Tragedy in Tripa: Cargill Can Make a Difference

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Tragedy in Tripa: Cargill Can Make a Difference

Last week hundreds of fires blazed through the Tripa peat forest of Indonesia, threatening the survival of one of the largest remaining populations of wild Sumatran orangutans in the world. These fires rapidly got out of control after they were intentionally started by profit-hungry palm oil companies in order to clear rainforest for palm oil [...]

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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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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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Sumatra Burns, Climate talks simmer

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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In a twist of fate, Jakarta’s Tempo is reporting that Arif Mundar, one of Indonesia’s climate negotiators, could not make it to the international climate summit in Bangkok because of heavy smoke in Sumatra. Too many forest fires to even participate in climate talks? It is not looking promising for those in Bangkok that want [...]

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