Posts Tagged with "rainforests"

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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Thank You, We Did It! Palm Oil Tour Highlights

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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Thank You, We Did It! Palm Oil Tour Highlights

Wow, what a whirlwind the last 2 months have been! November is here and Melanie and I are finally home in San Francisco after being on the road for the RAN “Power is in your Palm” Tour. A lot of people have asked “Why?” Why did we hit the road, why sprint through 14 different [...]

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Conflict Palm Oil Case Study – Cargill and Snack Food 20 At Risk!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Conflict Palm Oil Case Study – Cargill and Snack Food 20 At Risk!

[TRIGGER WARNING] This article documents rainforest destruction and incidents of orangutan fatalities in relation to the production of Conflict Palm Oil which is regularly used by Cargill and the Snack Food 20 companies. Pictures in this article and in the full report are disturbing. “Conflict Palm Oil” is now one of the leading causes of [...]

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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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Strawberry the Orangutan Visits the Home of Tony the Tiger

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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Strawberry the Orangutan Visits the Home of Tony the Tiger

Today an orangutan called Strawberry, along with RAN’s Palm Oil Action Team and local residents from Battle Creek, Michigan, paid a visit to the home of Tony the Tiger, a.k.a Kellogg’s headquarters, to call on the snack food giant to cut “Conflict Palm Oil” from its products. Strawberry’s family lives in the forests of Indonesia [...]

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Tackling Indonesia’s Deforestation Crisis Together

Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Tackling Indonesia’s Deforestation Crisis Together

Jakarta – As fires continue to burn the rainforests of Sumatra and customers around the world continue to raise the volume of their demands for deforestation-free products, a group of powerful individuals have gathered to align on how to stop this spiraling crisis. The workshop is organized under the auspices of the Tropical Forest Alliance [...]

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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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An Open Letter From RAN: What Do APP’s New Commitments on Forests, Peatlands and Community Rights Mean for Buyers and Investors?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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An Open Letter From RAN: What Do APP’s New Commitments on Forests, Peatlands and Community Rights Mean for Buyers and Investors?

RAN has been campaigning since 2009 to persuade Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) to reform its destructive business practices. To that end, we have worked with dozens of major companies to develop policies that eliminate paper associated with rainforest destruction from their supply chains, including, most recently, Disney and HarperCollins. With APP’s newly announced Forest [...]

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10 out of 10! RAN Brings Seismic Shift to US Publishing Industry; Next Stop: APP

Thursday, January 31, 2013

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10 out of 10! RAN Brings Seismic Shift to US Publishing Industry; Next Stop: APP

Wow. You know your brand is in the gutter when even Rupert Murdoch won’t buy from you because of your company’s bad reputation. But few companies have done as much to earn their bad name as Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). Responding to RAN’s campaign, Murdoch’s HarperCollins has just announced they will no longer buy [...]

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Dr. Oz Responds to the Pressure, But Doesn’t Go Far Enough To Correct His Mistake

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Dr. Oz Responds to the Pressure, But Doesn’t Go Far Enough To Correct His Mistake

Thanks to the 14,430 (and counting) of you who signed the petition we created along with Orangutan Outreach, Dr. Oz has begun to tell his viewers the full story about palm oil—on his blog. But he hasn’t done enough. According to news reports, Dr. Oz’s enthusiastic support for red palm oil inspired a buying frenzy. [...]

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