In May 2016, Petrus,* a 3-year-old Marind boy from West Papua, Indonesia, died of dysentery after drinking river water contaminated with pesticides from a nearby oil palm plantation. Petrus’ grieving parents, Marina and Bernardus, carried their child to the company headquarters some 20 kilometers away. They asked that the young boy be buried in their […]

via The truth about ” sustainable Palm Oil” — Australia West Papua Association Adelaide

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World’s largest palm oil trader linked to rainforest destruction twice the size of Paris by Greenpeace International 25 June 2018 Jakarta, Indonesia – A new Greenpeace International investigation has revealed that Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader, is still linked to forest destruction for palm oil almost five years after committing to end deforestation.[1] […]

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GERMAN PRESS AGENCY – DPA JAKARTA, Indonesia A handout picture released by Greenpeace on 21 March 2012 and taken on 28 February 2012 shows untouched forest in the Sungai Sembilang National Conservation Park in South Sumatra, Indonesia. (EPA Photo) Palm oil companies supplying some of the world’s largest brands have destroyed 130,000 hectares of Indonesian […]

via World’s largest brands responsible for Indonesia forest destruction: Greenpeace — The Muslim Times

A statement from Susie Ellis, PhD, Executive Director, International Rhino Foundation “Tam”, a male Sumatran rhino whose estimated age was 35 years, died today in Sabah, Malaysia following a prolonged illness. Tam’s health had deteriorated in the last few months, Sabah Wildlife Department sources said. Tam passed away surrounded by the dedicated keepers and veterinary […]

via Mourning Tam: Sabah’s Last Male Sumatran Rhino — The International Rhino Foundation Blog

Last World Rhino Day we announced the launch of Sumatran Rhino Rescue, a groundbreaking collaboration between five of the world’s leading conservation groups to support the Government of Indonesia’s Emergency Action Plan to save the Sumatran rhino. Today on Endangered Species Day, we are pleased to welcome three new strategic partners to the Sumatran Rhino […]

via New Strategic Partners Join the Effort to Save Sumatran Rhinos — The International Rhino Foundation Blog

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The “race is on” in Indonesia to halt the illegal trade in wildlife and the loss of biodiversity according to the UN Development Programme (UNDP).The “race is on” in Indonesia to halt the illegal trade in wildlife and the loss of biodiversity according to […]

via FROM THE FIELD: ‘Race is on’ to halt biodiversity loss in Indonesia — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com