Human Wrongs Watch International Orangutan Day on 19 August coincides with the start of the International Primatological Society Congress in Nairobi, Kenya, and is a much-needed reminder that orangutans’ survival hangs in the balance. Kabir Bakie | Photo from UN Environment. 16 August 2018 (UN Environment)* — There are three species of orangutan in […]
Human Wrongs Watch Once an emerging threat, wildlife and forest crime today has transformed into one of the largest transnational organized criminal activities, alongside drug trafficking, arms, and trafficking in human beings, the United Nations warned on World Wildlife Day 2015, on 3 March 2015* Beyond immediate environmental impacts, the illegal trade in natural resources […]
…until January 2, 2019. Happy Holidays! We wish all was well with the world’ wild animals…unfortunately not.
There has been a lot of publicity and campaigning involving Palm Oil recently, especially in relation to the mass deforestation and destruction of Orangutan habitats in Indonesia. An advert produced by Iceland was also banned as it was considered to be Political. What exactly is Palm Oil and why is it bad? Palm Oil is […]
Photograph by Joel Sartore More than a thousand tigers prowled the Indonesian island of Sumatra when the animals were surveyed in 1978. Today, fewer than half that number survive here and those cats are under siege by poachers and ceaseless deforestation of their home forests fueled by the pulp, paper, and palm oil industries. A […]
November 10, 2018 2018 in Environmental Review for Southeast Asia Burning rainforests on Borneo and Sumatra to make space for palm oil plantations By: Gregory McCann ttps://www.asiasentinel.com/society/2018-environmental-review-southeast-asia/ As 2018 comes to a close it is worth taking a look at the environmental trends throughout the year, with a special emphasis on those within the last […]
SUMATRAN RHINOS ARE IN CRISIS In dense, steamy rainforests on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo, Earth’s few remaining Sumatran rhinos are struggling to exist. Barely hanging on in fragmented sub-populations, this rhino is so rare – fewer than 80 survive – that only a handful of people have ever seen one in the […]