Companies hire local communities to evade palm oil restrictions in Indonesia

As more palm oil companies are held accountable for deforestation in Indonesia, a growing number are hiring local communities to do their dirty work. This news article was originally published here: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1004-lbell-small-palm-oil.html#5sGWIUg88jJZSv7t.99 According to the Oil Palm Farmers Union (SPKS), companies promise to buy mature fruits at attractive rates from smallholders and local villages who...
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Evidence of illegal logging activity detected in Gunung Leuser National Park

The ConservationDrones Asia Team and the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) flew two separate missions over a part of the Gunung Leuser National Park (Indonesia) between two time periods barely a few months apart. In these two drone images you can see clear evidence of illegal logging within the national park. The loggers even left a strip of...
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Deforestation: International Firms Play False in Forest Issue

A senior Indonesian official warned the international community on Monday that the massive deforestation in Indonesia was partly caused by unscrupulous practices by multinational corporations. This news article was originally published here: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/09/24/international-firms-play-false-forest-issue.html Speaking at a panel discussion on forests and climate challenge at the Ford Foundation, Kuntoro Mangkusubroto cited how international companies, including a...
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Orang Utan Coffee: ethical, worthwhile, and a great taste!

This news article about the Orang Utan Coffee Project was originally published here: http://www.hospitalityandcateringnews.com/2014/04/orang-utan-coffee-ethical-worthwhile-and-a-great-taste/ Last week’s London Coffee Festival was – as you would expect – a cornucopia of coffee and coffee equipment. And visitors displayed an impressive ability to sample their way around the stands, ensuring that they tasted as many coffees as possible....
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