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The group that was supposed to make palm oil sustainable just disappeared Wipe Out, Environmentalist, Plant Species, Sustainable Development, Palm Oil, Our Planet, Global Warming, Climate Change, Sustainability

The group that was supposed to make palm oil sustainable just disappeared

Environmentalists pushed companies to sign up for the Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge — but now it’s gone.

Will We Have to Tell Our Children the Rainforests Were Destroyed by Big Palm Oil for Snacks? Can you imagine how ridiculous we'll feel when we have to explain to future generations that we destroyed this land for the sake of cookies and snacks? Save The Orangutans, Haunting Photos, Sometimes I Wonder, Most Beautiful Animals, Earth From Space, Environmental Issues, Palm Oil, Save The Planet, Going Vegan

Will We Have to Tell Our Children the Rainforests Were Destroyed by Big Palm Oil for Snacks?

Can you imagine how ridiculous we'll feel when we have to explain to future generations that we destroyed this land for the sake of cookies and snacks?

Deforestation—the permanent destruction of forests in order to make the land available for other uses.This is a cleared forest in Riau province, Sumatra, Indonesia. Rainforest Deforestation, Deforestation Facts, Rainforests, Smart Balance, Amazon Rainforest, Environmental Issues, Endangered Species, Endangered Elephants, Global Warming

Breaking: Norway Becomes First Nation In The World To Ban Deforestation

Did you know? Every year, an estimated 55 billion tons of fossil energy, minerals, metals, and bio mass is extracted from the Earth. As a result, humans are using up 50% more natural resources than

Rainforest species didn't co-evolve with fire – and even a low intensity wildfire can kill half the trees. Fire Prevention, Tropical Forest, Amazon Rainforest, Small Trees, Law Study, Effort, Environment, Amazon River, Dream Career

Massive effort to save the Amazon is failing even in ‘protected’ areas

Even in intact forests protected by law, a variety of disturbances, like selective logging and hunting, devastate biodiversity.

<b>HARE WHEREABOUTS</b> Recent surveys checking for snowshoe hares at the Wisconsin boundary of their range (left) found lots of spots once, but no longer, clearly occupied by hares (right, black dots). Snowshoe Hare, Black Dots, Mother Earth, Climate Change, Arctic, Wisconsin, Range, Big, Cookers

Climate change now bigger menace than forest loss for snowshoe hares

Shorter snow seasons push climate change ahead of direct habitat loss as menace for Wisconsin snowshoe hares.

Ecological corridor to provide connectivity for endangered, range-restricted Andean species Endangered Species, Ecology, Vulnerability, Conservation, Wildlife, Parakeets, Whistles, Corridor, Anton

Ecological corridor to provide connectivity for endangered, range-restricted Andean species

A pandemonium of El Oro parakeets passes over. The loose but synchronized breeding group calls raucously amongst themselves, ever-vigilant for small but nutritious canopy fruits. Their feathers glow green, with a scarlet forehead, ruby tail, and flashes of bright cobalt and scarlet on the wings. They have presided over their own restricted belt of the […]

Training Manual on Developing Joint BioTrade and REDD+ Projects Rural Area, Sustainable Development, Natural Resources, United Nations, Climate Change, Sustainability, Shelter, Manual, Transportation

Training Manual on Developing Joint BioTrade and REDD+ Projects

Biodiversity is the source of many products and services utilised by society and its sustainable use is thus fundamental for long·term sustainable development. Natural resources are located mainly in rural areas, where over 70 per cent of the world’s poor live and directly depend on these resources to cover 90 per cent of their needs in terms of food, fuel, medicine, shelter and transportation. The BioTrade Initiative of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) seeks…

President of Indonesia Stands on the Wreckage of His Country, Burnt for the Sake of Palm Oil Paris Climate Change, Slash And Burn, One Green Planet, Oil Industry, Joko, Environmental Issues, Omelet, Palm Oil, Natural World

President of Indonesia Stands on the Wreckage of His Country, Burnt for the Sake of Palm Oil

Widodo stands on an area of peatland that has recently been cleared to make way for a palm oil plantation: a symbol of how his country has been ravaged by the palm oil industry.

Indonesia: Paradise islands under threat Male Orangutan, Sumatran Orangutan, Orangutans, Save Wildlife, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Practices, Paradise Island, Palm Oil

PanEco resigns from RSPO over ‘sheer level of inaction’

One of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s disgruntled NGO members officially called it quits on the organization last week, resigning over what it deemed the RSPO’s failure to reign in an industry tainted by environmental destruction and human rights abuses. The PanEco Foundation, which is known for protecting orangutans in Indonesia, also cited “the […]

Global Warming Cited as Wildfires Increase in Fragile Boreal Forest - The New York Times Time Magazine, Rocky Mountains, Geo Magazin, Carbon Sink, Forest Service, New Forest, Growing Tree, Trees To Plant, Tree Planting

Scientists say the near-destruction of Fort McMurray last week by a wildfire is the latest indication that the vital boreal forest is at risk from climate change.

Orphaned Orangutan's Story Shows Why We Need Responsible Palm Oil Policies Sumatran Orangutan, Baby Orangutan, Orangutans, Rainforest Action Network, Racing Extinction, Palm Oil, Primates, Orphan, Conservation

Orphaned orangutan gets a second chance after his home was destroyed by palm oil

We can each help keep baby orangutans in the wild! Tell PepsiCo to protect critically endangered species by cleaning up its palm oil supply chain >> bit.ly/ChangePepsiCo

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Successes and many challenges in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve

Other stories in Mongabay’s series on the Maya Biosphere Reserve: Killing of Guatemalan activist in the Maya Biosphere Reserve raises alarm Communities lead the way in rainforest conservation in Guatemala Controversial park plans in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve Flashes of color move about the trees lining the path to the Waka’ archaeological site inside Guatemala’s […]

Gold mining shifts course of Peruvian river, ‘will destroy’ ecosystems Bolivia, Ecuador, Rainforests, Forest Landscape, Conservation, Habitats, Dinosaur Stuffed Animal, January, River

Gold mining shifts course of Peruvian river, ‘will destroy’ ecosystems

Illegal gold mining has become a big problem for Tambopata National Reserve in southern Peru. Despite its status as an official protected area, mining has encroached along the river that forms the reserve’s northern border. The activity has supplanted significant areas of forest, and now researchers have found another cause for alarm – gold mining […]

Logging, wildfires and other human disturbances lead to species die-offs Amazon River, Science Nature, History, Places, Water, Travel, Outdoor, Gripe Water, Outdoors

Unfortunately, Reducing Deforestation Isn’t Enough To Protect Amazon Biodiversity

Logging, wildfires and other human disturbances lead to species die-offs

BREAKING: Norway commits to zero deforestation. Political System, Environmental Science, Social Justice, Conservation, Railroad Tracks, Norway, Restoration, Zero, Politics

Norway commits to zero deforestation

Norway is a leader in funding forest conservation around the world (see here, here, and here, for example), and has also taken a stand for the human rights of forest communities. But now the country has announced that it will walk the walk itself. In what’s being hailed as a groundbreaking move, the Norwegian parliament […]

Major forest die-offs due to drought, heat and beetle infestations or deforestation could have consequences far beyond the local landscape. Wipe Out, The Other Side, Bradley Mountain, The Locals, Habitats, Environment, Earth, Science, Canning

Large forest die-offs can have effects that ricochet to distant ecosystems

Major forest die-offs due to drought, heat and beetle infestations or deforestation could have consequences far beyond the local landscape.