Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Palm Oil: Good or Bad?

All around the world, palm oil consumption is increasing. However, it is a highly controversial food. On one hand, it’s reported to provide several he...

Newly Passed Forest Bill 2015 Reinforces MPOC’s Conservation Efforts in Sarawak

The Sarawak Government recently passed its Forest Bill 2015, which was tabled on 22 April 2015. This new legislation addresses illegal deforestation a...

Malaysia Reiterates Commitments Towards Climate Change Reduction at UN Climate S...

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia has recently reiterated Malaysia's commitment towards reducing its carbon intensity by 40% ...

Palm Oil – How It Has Helped the Orang Asli Community to Improve Their Liv...

Palm oil plantations have been labelled as a major contributor towards deforestation and biodiversity loss in the tropical regions. Besides loss of bi...

Oil Palm Cannot Be the Main Driver of Deforestation

The often heard statement that 'oil palm cultivation is the main cause of deforestation' cannot be true. In reality, cultivation of oil palm to feed t...

Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil

In the Tripa forest in Indonesia's Aceh province, the rare Sumatran orangutans were dying. Flames devoured the trees, smoke filled the air and the red...

Can ‘Sustainable’ palm oil slow deforestation?

Malaysia-based United Plantations marked the beginning of a new era for the controversial palm oil market last November with its first certified "sust...

Field visit to tell a more compelling story on palm oil in Europe

To better understand challenges of sustainable palm oil, several European alliances for sustainable palm oil visited both Malaysia and Indonesia last ...

The Role of the Malaysian Palm Oil Industry in Wildlife Conservation in Sabah; T...

According to Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD), Malaysia is one of the major producers of palm oil and Sabah produces 30% of Malaysian total palm oil ou...

‘No Deforestation’ Policy can Deny People in Developing Countries to...

The hopes of people living in developing countries Going up the ladder of development is, generally, the wish of the people living in developing co...

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