Posts Tagged with "Sumatran tiger"

Tigers to Wall Street: Don’t Finance Rainforest Destruction

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Tigers to Wall Street: Don’t Finance Rainforest Destruction

The President of Indonesia and top leaders of major Indonesian corporations were greeted by a colorful group of rainforest activists this week as they visited Wall Street to secure billions of dollars in US investment in some of the most environmentally and socially destructive industries in Indonesia. Supporters of Rainforest Action Network joined with members [...]

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The Future Of Endangered Orangutans Is In Your Hands

Monday, March 19, 2012

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The Future Of Endangered Orangutans Is In Your Hands

There has been an overwhelming amount of attention paid recently to the plight of Indonesia’s most iconic species due to habitat loss. Last month the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) updated the status of Sumatran elephants to critically endangered on its Red List of Threatened Species, a category which Sumatran orangutans and rhinoceros’ [...]

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What is Sustainable Palm Oil? Part Three

Friday, August 5, 2011

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What is Sustainable Palm Oil? Part Three

This is the third and final installment in a series of posts that endeavors to answer a simple question: What is sustainable palm oil? The answer, of course, is anything but simple. The first blog post in this series explored the weaknesses of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the dominant certification standard for [...]

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What Do Environmentalists And Animal Rights Activists Have In Common?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

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What Do Environmentalists And Animal Rights Activists Have In Common?

What do the environmental and animal rights movements have in common? More than you might think, including a profound love of certain vegan products that mark an intersection of our work to create a more just and sustainable future for all of Earth’s inhabitants. This past weekend I had the pleasure of participating in a [...]

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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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Disney’s Ties to Rainforest Destruction Exposed…Again

Friday, June 10, 2011

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Disney’s Ties to Rainforest Destruction Exposed…Again

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. Over a year ago, I went to my local San Francisco bookstore to pick up some children’s books for RAN’s Rainforest-Free [...]

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Michelle Obama: Girl Scouts USA Needs a Palm Oil Intervention

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Michelle Obama: Girl Scouts USA Needs a Palm Oil Intervention

Today we launched a public petition asking Michelle Obama to use her influence as Honorary National President of Girl Scouts USA to make Girl Scout cookies rainforest friendly by next cookie season. For Earth Day 2010, Michelle Obama told a group of children who spent the day at the White house that the Obama household [...]

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Walmart Goes Out On A Limb: Sustainable Palm Oil By 2015

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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After a great deal of bad press, such as the 2005 film The High Cost of Low Prices, the retail giant Wal-Mart has been feeling the pressure to clean-up their tainted public image.  While they still have a way to go, on October 14th, Wal-Mart announced significant sustainable agriculture goals that has caught the food [...]

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Tale of a Thousand Sleuths

Monday, October 18, 2010

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Fellow detectives and friends, it’s not every day you get to bust out your magnifying glass and scope out your local bookstore, but next week that is what over a thousand sleuths around the world will be doing. What are these sleuths snooping out exactly? Rainforest-safe books! In honor of World Rainforest Week, over a [...]

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Palm Oil Key Focus at General Mills Shareholder Meeting

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Yesterday marked a huge shift in the U.S. food industry – it’s now official that the world’s sixth largest food company is taking concrete action to address their controversial sourcing of palm oil from Cargill. I attended General Mills’ annual shareholder meeting on Monday in Minneapolis, MN, and listened intently as CEO Ken Powell addressed [...]

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