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Prince Charles: Companies Chased Away from Amazonian Rainforests Now Destroying Plains

By | 2017-10-26T17:16:10+00:00 November 8th, 2017|News|

The Prince of Wales is encouraging companies to sign up to the Cerrado manifesto, which aims to protect globally important natural landscapes The loss of rainforest in the Amazon has been a familiar cause for activism for more than 30 years, but the partial success of efforts to protect it is moving the spotlight to a new landscape: Brazil’s [...]

Protecting Forest Dwellers Goes Hand in Hand with Protecting Forests, Whitehall Told

By | 2017-10-26T17:18:21+00:00 November 7th, 2017|News|

Indigenous community leaders are urging the UK government to do more to protect the forest dwellers who defend rainforests from illegal loggers Activists have marched through Whitehall to urge the UK government to give more support to environmental defenders who risk their lives protecting rainforests, rivers and the climate. The demonstration on Tuesday was [...]

2017 on Course to be Deadliest on Record for Land Defenders

By | 2017-10-25T10:51:41+00:00 October 27th, 2017|News|

Deaths of environmental activists locked in conflict with mining, logging and agricultural companies across three continents has passed 150 • Interactive: recording the deaths of environmental activists around the world The number of people killed this year while defending their community’s land, natural resources or wildlife has passed 150 – meaning 2017 is on course to [...]

Sustainable Rubber briefing: Michelin zero-deforestation pledge raises hopes for responsible sourcing

By | 2017-09-18T13:25:55+00:00 October 11th, 2016|News|

Environmental groups and biodiversity researchers have hailed a move by Michelin to eliminate rubber from deforested areas from its supply chain as an industry breakthrough.   The tyre maker – the world’s largest buyer of natural rubber – announced this summer that it has begun tracing its entire rubber supply chain, the first big company [...]

Corporate case study: Body Shop heads back to the rainforest | Ethical Corporation

By | 2017-09-18T13:25:55+00:00 September 30th, 2016|News|

Ethical Corporation goes to Vietnam to learn how the 40-year-old firm is championing biodiversity with its ambitious new sustainable sourcing strategy Standing in dense rainforest in central Vietnam, Le Trong Trai, director of the Viet Nature Conservation Centre, bends to inspect a camera wrapped around a tree, 40cm from the forest floor. The camera trap, [...]

Menyelamatkan Hutan Sebagai Bagian Tanggung Jawab Sosial Perusahaan

By | 2018-02-19T09:40:56+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Articles|

Jalal dan Fajar Kurniawan Social Investment Indonesia  Dalam dunia yang semakin sadar terhadap isu-isu lingkungan, konservasi dan rehabilitasi hutan sangat menjadi perhatian seluruh pemangku kepentingan.  Tidak terkecuali perusahaan.  Hutan—terutama hutan hujan tropis—adalah sumber kehidupan yang sangat penting.  Kekayaan keanekaragaman hayatinya sangat mencengangkan, juga jasa dari ekosistem tersebut untuk kehidupan manusia sangatlah besar.  Tanpa hutan yang [...]

The path to sustainable palm oil

By | 2017-09-18T13:26:06+00:00 May 12th, 2016|News|

Eco-Business editor Jessica Cheam sits down for a chat with Golden Agri-Resources managing director for sustainability Agus Purnomo on the company’s sustainability journey thus far. As one of the largest palm oil companies in the world, Singapore-listed Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) inevitably attracts a high level of scrutiny. The industry has long been a key driver of [...]

Global forest loss reached 46 million acres in 2014 

By | 2017-09-18T13:26:07+00:00 September 11th, 2015|News|

Global forest loss amounted to 18.7 million hectares (46 million acres) in 2014, a decline of about 9 per cent relative to 2013 and 20 per cent compared to 2012, according to data released today by a team of researchers from the University of Maryland and Google. The much-anticipated data, published this morning on Global Forest Watch, [...]

Deforestation Briefing: Palmed off – Rumble in the Jungle

By | 2018-02-13T12:04:22+00:00 August 26th, 2015|News|

Changes, or at least assurances of changes, are coming to the palm oil industry, a mega-business blamed for much of the deforestation in tropical nations Three of the largest palm oil producers and traders unveiled zero deforestation plans last year, affecting 60% of the global palm oil industry. Wilmar International, which has a 45% market [...]