Posts Tagged with "sumatra"

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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RAN Staff Finds Deforestation And Violence For Palm Oil Unchecked By The RSPO

Friday, December 2, 2011

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RAN Staff Finds Deforestation And Violence For Palm Oil Unchecked By The RSPO

As the 9thAnnual Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) meeting wrapped up on the island of Borneo, the crisis stemming from the uncontrolled expansion of palm oil plantations into rainforests and communities reached a fever pitch. Consider this: In the few days that RAN’s four staff-member delegation attended the RSPO meeting in SE Asia, the [...]

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Will Danger Listing Of UNESCO World Heritage Site Save The Orangutan?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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Will Danger Listing Of UNESCO World Heritage Site Save The Orangutan?

Several weeks ago, three national parks in Sumatra, Indonesia were collectively labeled a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Danger. This inscription reiterates the urgency to issue full protections for the last remaining tracts of unspoiled rainforest on the island. The Sumatran rainforest, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 for its wealth of biodiversity, [...]

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Is the “Happiest Place on Earth” Driving Tigers and Orangutans into Extinction?

Monday, May 16, 2011

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Is the “Happiest Place on Earth” Driving Tigers and Orangutans into Extinction?

UPDATE: On October 11, 2012, Disney announced a comprehensive paper policy that maximizes its use of environmentally superior papers like recycled and eliminates controversial sources like those connected to Indonesian rainforest destruction. For more info, visit www.ran.org/disney. Young or old, when one thinks of the Walt Disney Company, the first images that come to mind are almost certainly [...]

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RAN Invites 100 Cargill Employees to Born To Be Wild

Thursday, April 7, 2011

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RAN Invites 100 Cargill Employees to Born To Be Wild

On the eve of the global premier of Born To Be Wild, we sent this invitation to Cargill CEO Greg Page. We hope he and many of his Cargill employees will take us up on this generous offer! Dear Mr. Page and employees of Cargill, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) would [...]

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Call for Rainforest Action Heroes in Borneo: Deadline March 18th

Monday, February 14, 2011

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In collaboration with Dr. Willy Smits and Orangutan Outreach, DeforestACTION is launching an exciting global project to save the world’s forests. And they want YOU to be an action star in their new 3D documentary from Australian film company Virgo Productions in collaboration with National Geographic Entertainment. The producers of DeforestACTION are searching the globe [...]

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Roaring at Barnes & Noble with Tiki the Tiger

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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Roaring at Barnes & Noble with Tiki the Tiger

Leave it to the folks at Rainforest Action Network to make anything fun. As an intern with RAN, my job is basically to do whatever task I’m presented, so when Hillary Lehr asked the interns, Lindsay, Lola, and I, to do our own Roar at the Store at the local Barnes & Noble, I thought, [...]

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Indonesian Palm Oil Makes Department of Labor’s Red List

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Indonesian Palm Oil Makes Department of Labor’s Red List

Last month I wrote a post telling the horrific stories of Ferdi, Volario, and Suroso and their personal accounts of being forced into slave labor on oil palm plantations in Indonesia. Some escaped after months without pay. Others were paid less than 40 cents/day for back-breaking work clearing forests and spraying pesticides. Through visiting many [...]

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