Posts Tagged with "sumatra"

An Urgent Request from Indonesian Conservationists

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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An Urgent Request from Indonesian Conservationists

The following post is a guest blog from Indonesian conservationist and RAN ally Tezar Pahlevie. Please watch the brief following video of Tezar speaking to RAN staff from his home province of Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia from November 2013. Please take action now to protect the extraordinary Leuser Ecosystem forever! You can read more from [...]

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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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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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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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Clearing the Smog: RAN Pushes Companies and Governments to End Indonesia’s Deforestation Crisis

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Clearing the Smog: RAN Pushes Companies and Governments to End Indonesia’s Deforestation Crisis

On my way to Jakarta yesterday for a series of meetings with the Tropical Forest Alliance—a consortium of government and corporate leaders from around the world working to confront the world’s deforestation crisis—I stopped for a layover in Singapore. I was immediately hit over the head by the urgency of our task. There, just outside [...]

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Warning to Banks: Don’t Finance Rainforest Destruction

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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Warning to Banks: Don’t Finance Rainforest Destruction

Last week, RAN joined sixty environmental and social organizations, including a dozen Indonesian groups, in signing an open letter to banks and other financial institutions across the globe warning them to avoid investments in pulp and paper industry projects associated with deforestation and human right abuses in Indonesia. The letter highlights concern with companies associated [...]

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Good News for Species on the Brink of Extinction in Tripa

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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Good News for Species on the Brink of Extinction in Tripa

UPDATE, 9.26.12:  BREAKING: Within the next 24 hours, Kallista Alam, 1 of the 5 major palm oil companies operating in Tripa, will have their operating permit WITHDRAWN. This is a highly important precedent-setting case, as this is the first in Aceh’s (Sumatra, Indonesia) entire governmental history. RAN members like you have helped to keep the [...]

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Illegal Fires in Sumatra Escalate, Creating Regional Air Pollution Crisis

Monday, July 2, 2012

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Illegal Fires in Sumatra Escalate, Creating Regional Air Pollution Crisis

Tragically, we just received a breaking report from our allies at the End of the Icons Coalition that at least 20 major fires and dozens of smaller ones are again sweeping through the Tripa rainforest in Sumatra, one of the world’s most ecologically important forests. Despite overwhelming international pressure to restore Tripa, which led to [...]

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Setting the Record Straight: Cargill and Tripa Forest Controversy

Monday, May 7, 2012

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Setting the Record Straight: Cargill and Tripa Forest Controversy

Although there are no major fires still tearing through the Tripa peat forest in Sumatra — the densest remaining Sumatran orangutan habitat in the world — updates from our allies on the ground tell us that Tripa is still gravely at risk. With one or two small fires still breaking out each day, combined with ongoing [...]

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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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