The Mulu Land Grab: New report details multiple legal breaches with oil palm development in Malaysian Borneo Extract from the link . . . A fact-finding mission has shown that, between December 2018 and March 2019, Radiant Lagoon felled an estimated 30,000 cubic meters of timber worth over USD 10 million without a timber extraction […]

via NGOs see Sarawak as dirty backyard of palm oil industry — FernzTheGreat

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Palm oil from an illegal plantation inside an Indonesian rainforest home to endangered orangutans has found its way into the supply chains of major consumer brands including Unilever and Nestle, according to a U.S.-based environmental group. A Rainforest Action Network (RAN) investigation showed Asia-based palm oil traders […]

via Palm oil from ‘orangutan capital of world’ sold to major brands, says forest group — IMURNEWS

Bella Lack, a 16-year-old conservation activist and youth ambassador for The Born Free Foundation, shared her encounter with the last Sumatran rhino in Malaysia on Friday, June 28, alongside a stark message – “this is what extinction looks like.” Tam, the last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia, died in May, according to the Borneo Rhino Alliance, leaving the female Iman as the last of her species in Malaysia. “Iman is the last flickering flame of 20 million years of the evolution of her species – soon to be extinguished by us,” tweeted Lack. Lack called for people to support the conservation efforts of the Borneo Rhino Alliance. A small number of Sumatran rhinos still survive in Indonesia, according to National Geographic. Credit: Bella Lack via Storyful

via ‘This is What Extinction Looks Like’: British Conservation Activist Meets Last Sumatran Rhino in Malaysia — The Australian

According to a recent U.N. global assessment report, up to one million (that’s 1,000,000!) species are now in danger of extinction, thanks largely to human actions

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Tomgram: Engelhardt, Pyromaniacs, Inc.

[Note for TomDispatch Readers:On Friday, September 20th, three days before a U.N. climate summit, there will be school strikes across the U.S. of the sort launched by the young Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg. Adults have been urged to offer their support. This aging adult will certainly be at theNew York versionof such events, including a rally to be addressed by Thunberg herself. I urge otherTomDispatchreaders to think about doing the same. Tom]

On the Precipice
The Collective Asteroid of Human History
ByTom Engelhardt

Worlds end. Every day. We all die sooner or later. When you get tomy age, it’s a subject that can’t help but be on your mind.

What’s unusual is this: it’s not just increasingly ancient folks like me who should be thinking such thoughts anymore. After all, worlds of a far larger…

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JAKARTA SO POLUTED INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT MOVING CAPITOL.


Why bother to clean it up when you can just move the Capitol to another less-polluted city. Indonesia is not exactly at the forefront of conservation as within its boundaries their sub-species of tigers, orangutans, elephants and rhinos (there are others) are at risk in that country wherever they occur, due to habitat loss, palm oil plantations, other types of farming and development, poaching, pollution,climate change, illegal logging, etc, etc; and I guess just not caring enough.
Indonesia is the worlds most populated country on a square foot basis- this is not the wildlife’s fault, though!
TM