Saving Indonesia's rainforests

Last edited 14 March 2014 at 1:30pm

Indonesia's rainforests are a biodiversity hotspot, rich in endemic species, and vital in regulating the Earth's climate. But these forests are being torn down for palm oil, pulp and paper plantations - making Indonesia the world's third largest greenhouse gas emitter and threatening endangered species such as orang-utans with extinction. Greenpeace is campaigning globally to protect Indonesia's rainforests.

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Getting Tough On Palm Oil

Indonesia's forests and peatlands help regulate the global climate and contain a diversity of life. They are home to some magnificent species, including...
Posted by Richard - 27 June, 2016 - 14:55
A Greenpeace investigator bears witness in an IOI palm oil concession

Palm oil giant IOI has lost customers for destroying forests, but will it change?

IOI - one of the largest palm oil companies in the world - is having a difficult time right now.Not only has it recently lost its sustainability certification...
Posted by Annisa Rahmawati - 9 June, 2016 - 12:12
Young oil palm trees in a recently established plantation within IOI's PT BSS co

Time is running out for destructive palm oil company IOI

As Indonesia’s president announces a temporary ban on palm oil development, one of the world’s biggest palm oil traders faces a customer revolt over its...
Posted by Richardg - 22 April, 2016 - 10:32
Sumatran rhino found in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Sumatran rhino found while forest habitat is lost

Good news for rhino fans: last week, researchers announced the first live encounter with a Sumatran rhino in Borneo for over 40 years. But the human pressures...
Posted by jamie - 30 March, 2016 - 09:13
A crime scene: burned peatland and forest remains, planted with oil palm

Palm oil: who's still trashing forests?

How 'clean' is the palm oil used by major brands around the world? Today, we're releasing the results of our investigation into which companies are keeping...
Posted by Annisa Rahmawati - 3 March, 2016 - 11:39

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