Posts Tagged with "orangutan"

Amazing! Orangutan Asks Girl for Help in Sign Language

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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Amazing! Orangutan Asks Girl for Help in Sign Language

For the last several months, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has teamed up with the creative geniuses at Free Range Studios to make this poignant two-minute film about the impacts of “Conflict Palm Oil” on orangutans—as seen through the eyes of a little girl communicating to an orphaned orangutan through sign language. RAN is doubling down [...]

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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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Tell Mars, Inc. To Set an Example for the Snack Food 20

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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Tell Mars, Inc. To Set an Example for the Snack Food 20

Today I visited the corporate headquarters of Mars, Inc. with Strawberry, an orphaned orangutan from Indonesia, to let the company know that consumers all across the world want Mars to stop using Conflict Palm Oil in its products. Unlike some of its fellow Snack Food 20 companies, like Kraft and Smucker’s, Mars is on the [...]

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It’s Smucker’s Turn to Feel the Pressure

Monday, September 23, 2013

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It’s Smucker’s Turn to Feel the Pressure

The Snack Food 20 are really feeling the pressure! You all have sent almost 20,000 messages to the Snack Food 20 demanding that they cut “Conflict Palm Oil” tied to rainforest destruction, orangutan extinction, and human rights violations from their products. We are well on the way to reaching our goal of getting 60,600 people [...]

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The Power Is In Your Palm Tour Visits Kraft and Mondelēz Headquarters

Monday, September 16, 2013

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The Power Is In Your Palm Tour Visits Kraft and Mondelēz Headquarters

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and an orangutan named Strawberry met with company officials at the headquarters of food giants Kraft Foods Group and Mondelēz International on Friday. These were the first company stops on The Power Is In Your Palm Tour, and they happened the day after we announced our new national campaign to remove [...]

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The Power Is In Your Palm

Thursday, September 12, 2013

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The Power Is In Your Palm

I’m excited to announce Rainforest Action Network’s ambitious new campaign to save some of the world’s most important rainforests and the last remaining wild orangutans from “Conflict Palm Oil.” It’s called The Last Stand of the Orangutan, and it’s one of the biggest campaigns we’ve ever launched. We’re going after not one, not two, but [...]

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10 Photos That Will Make You Never Want To Buy Palm Oil Ever Again

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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10 Photos That Will Make You Never Want To Buy Palm Oil Ever Again

Every day the rainforests that endangered Borneo Orangutans depend on for their survival are destroyed to make way for palm plantations. Palm oil companies like PT Bumitama Gunajaya Agro (PT BGA), a subsidiary of Bumitama Agri Ltd, send in bulldozers to clear the forest so they can plant palm trees. Sometimes individual orangutans are hurt, [...]

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The Inside Scoop on Stickering, As Told By A Snacktivist

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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The Inside Scoop on Stickering, As Told By A Snacktivist

This post was written for RAN by Megan in Florida, who has been taking action with our Palm Oil Action Team to call out snack food companies using palm oil tied to rainforest destruction in their products. “Caution! This Snack Food May Cause Orangutan Extinction!” flashes boldly from the snack food products being sold at [...]

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Indonesian Forest Protections Under Attack

Monday, April 22, 2013

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Indonesian Forest Protections Under Attack

I wish I didn’t have to write this blog post on Earth Day. The rainforest where I saw my first wild orangutan is under threat. I can’t believe it! There are many reasons to protect the Leuser Protected Ecosystem, a forest area on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Thousands of Indigenous people rely on the [...]

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The Last Stand of the Sumatran Orangutan

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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The Last Stand of the Sumatran Orangutan

This is the first blog post I’ve written for RAN. I’m the new senior agribusiness campaigner and I was hired because RAN believes that it is more urgent than ever that we take our palm oil work to the next level. I’m writing this post to lay out the next phase of our campaign to [...]

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