Posts Tagged with "Sumatran tigers"

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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APP: The Most Destructive Company in the World?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

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APP: The Most Destructive Company in the World?

The UK Guardian once referred to Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) as “one of the most destructive companies on the planet.” The following is a brief synopsis of why that description fits. A History of Bad Practices and Broken Promises Over 2 million hectares of rainforest have already been destroyed in Indonesia to feed the [...]

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New Study: Protected Forests Won’t Combat Species Extinction Without Proper Safety Buffer Zones

Monday, August 20, 2012

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New Study: Protected Forests Won’t Combat Species Extinction Without Proper Safety Buffer Zones

Is protecting a small fragment of intact natural forest habitat amidst a sea of oil palm plantations enough to combat extinction? Two rare, critically endangered Sumatran rhinos were recently captured on hidden camera in Leuser National Park, Indonesia for the first time in 26 years. This came as a surprise to wildlife conservationists, as there [...]

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New Study: Species Gravely Endangered by Global Trade of Commodities like Palm Oil

Thursday, June 21, 2012

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New Study: Species Gravely Endangered by Global Trade of Commodities like Palm Oil

A new study led by the University of Sydney appeared in the Journal Nature recently, warning that nearly a third of animal species under threat in developing nations are linked to global trade of manufactured goods and commodities such as palm oil. As the researchers put it: “Human activities are causing the globe’s sixth major [...]

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A Week in Rio: Greenwash Gone Wild!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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A Week in Rio: Greenwash Gone Wild!

It’s not a pretty sight: a convergence of some of the world’s most rapacious corporations spouting their forgotten love for nature as they cavort at Rio+20 VIP events. Take Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), which is known as “one of the most destructive companies on the planet”. APP is nonetheless dressing up in Rio as [...]

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Top 10 Ways To Celebrate World Rainforest Week

Monday, October 18, 2010

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Happy World Rainforest Week! How will YOU celebrate rainforests from October 17-24? Please add your ideas, activities, and commitments as a comment to this blog to keep our thoughts and actions fresh with new ways to think global and act local. Here are some ideas from our staff, friends, and activist like YOU about how [...]

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Hello, World! Love, Tiki

Monday, September 20, 2010

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Hello? Can you hear me?? Well, I hope you can hear me. Hi Everybody! My name is Tiki. My friends call me Tiki the Tiny Tiger because I’m the smallest tiger cub in the whole wide world! Will you be my friend? They call me Tiki the Tiny Tiger because there are only five species [...]

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General Mills Under National Fire: New York to Minnesota

Sunday, May 2, 2010

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Last week was a busy one for General Mills, finding themselves increasingly under public scrutiny.  Not only are hundreds of children across the country now pressuring the company to get the palm oil out of their Cheerios, but during the 2010 Edison Awards in New York while receiving a gold award for their “Gluten Free [...]

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