Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Deforestation rates in the Heart of Borneo worrying, yet hope remains

Jakarta - Forest cover in the Heart of Borneo (HoB) continues to fall. Seven years after the governments of Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam ...

5 Innocent Animals Suffering at the Hands of the Palm Oil Industry

When pondering the harmful effects the palm oil industry has on the planet, it’s easy to initially think only about the damage done to the land and en...

Europe’s biofuels not guaranteed sustainable, finds new study

Brussels, Belgium: A WWF analysis has shown that the standards used to assess biofuel sources fall well short of ensuring that Europe’s push towards i...

Expanded pulp and palm oil plantations linked to Asian haze

WWF has renewed calls for zero-burn policies to be enacted as satellites show that almost 90 per cent of the fire hotspots that blanketed Singapore an...

Palm oil production: what are the social and environmental impacts?

Palm oil is tainted by environmental destruction and poor working conditions but global production is soaring. What does the industry look like behind...

Report shows EU imports more goods linked to deforestation than any other region...

Brussels, Belgium: Disturbing new evidence has just been published by the European Commission showing that despite the EU’s commitments to reducing gr...

WWF – Indonesia report on illegal palm oil sourcing in Sumatra makes waves...

In June 2013, WWF released “Palming off a National Park,” a report on illegal encroachment of oil palm plantations into the Tesso Nilo National Park a...

Haze in Singapore and Malaysia Underscores Need for Action Against Irresponsible...

WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) says that it is ready to help Singapore and Indonesia identify the perpetrators behind the worst haze experienced by ...

Indonesian deforestation moratorium extended – WWF

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the President of Indonesia, has extended the country’s moratorium on deforestation for another 2 years. This moratorium proh...

Duta Palma evicted from RSPO – WWF

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has terminated the membership of Indonesian palm oil producers Dutapalma Nusantara and PT Darmex Agro, f...

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