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How palm oil demand has left orang-utans on the brink of extinction

How palm oil demand has left orang-utans on the brink of extinction | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
As an ever-increasing global trade in palm oil fuels mass deforestation in Indonesia, conservationists are fighting to save Sumatran orang-utans from near-extinction
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Excellent article. To support the work of Orangutan Information Centre, please donate to Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) at www.orangutans-sos.org and to support Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP), please donate to www.sumatranorangutan.org. To support Orangutan Haven (Earth 4 Orangutans) you can donate here:www.forests4orangutans.org/earth-4-orangutans.


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Orangutans rescued in Indonesia as more land is cleared for oil palms

Orangutans rescued in Indonesia as more land is cleared for oil palms | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
In the past week, the Human Orangutan Conflict Response Unit (HOCRU) from Medan, Sumatra, has rescued three orangutans: a male from inside an oil palm plantation and a mother and baby from forest t...
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Indonesia to squander fuel savings on biofuel subsidies that may drive deforestation, say groups

Indonesia to squander fuel savings on biofuel subsidies that may drive deforestation, say groups | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it

Instead of wisely investing the windfall generated by cutting petrol subsidies, Indonesia is poised to squander funds by increasing subsidies for biofuel production that could exacerbate social conflict and drive deforestation, warn environmental groups.

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On Indonesia’s paper trail: There's just too much illegal wood

On Indonesia’s paper trail: There's just too much illegal wood | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
A new report by Forest Trends and the Anti Forest-Mafia Coalition shows that Indonesia's forest industry sector gets almost a third of its wood from illegal sources today - this could double if...
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Peneliti UGM: Populasi Orangutan di TN Gunung Palung Menurun. Kenapa? | Mongabay.co.id

Peneliti UGM: Populasi Orangutan di TN Gunung Palung Menurun. Kenapa? | Mongabay.co.id | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
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‘Forest 500’ Ranks Firms’ Deforestation Policies

‘Forest 500’ Ranks Firms’ Deforestation Policies | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
Only six major companies — Danone, Kao Corp., Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser Group, Unilever and HSBC — and one investor, banking and financial services giant HSBC, have comprehensive policies in place to protect tropical
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Banco Santander targeted over deforestation link

Banco Santander targeted over deforestation link | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
Greenpeace has opened a new front in its campaign against a controversial Indonesian logging company by targeting one of its major financiers: Banco Santander.
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Malaysian authorities failing to take action against poachers

Malaysian authorities failing to take action against poachers | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
Authorities in Sabah are failing to enforce anti-poaching laws, undermining governance and wildlife protection efforts in the Malaysian Borneo state, argues a letter published by several local conservation groups.
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Lesly, the Forest School Drama Queen | BOS Foundation

Lesly, the Forest School Drama Queen | BOS Foundation | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
Forest School is a place where our young orangutans learn and study. As commonly found in human schools, some students are fast learners while others need a little more time.  We also find students with different temperaments; some are independent and confident whilst others need more attention and encouragement. Similar is the situation at the [...]
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Serious law enforcement needed to save orangutans from extinction – Erik Meijaard - The Malaysian Insider

Serious law enforcement needed to save orangutans from extinction – Erik Meijaard - The Malaysian Insider | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
Killing of orangutans goes back a long time. 40,000 years ago, the people who lived in and around the large Niah caves in what is now Sarawak were regularly…
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Prized Forest in Aceh Threatened by Development, Activists Say

Prized Forest in Aceh Threatened by Development, Activists Say | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
A prized forest ecosystem that is home to endangered Sumatran orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants is threatened by an Aceh government land use plan that is accelerating illegal logging and development, conservationists charge.
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Waang Laas is Back in his Forest Home - Restorasi Habitat Orangutan Indonesia

Waang Laas is Back in his Forest Home - Restorasi Habitat Orangutan Indonesia | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
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Call of the Orangutan: Rescuing a Crashed Drone | Expeditions, Scientific American Blog Network

Call of the Orangutan: Rescuing a Crashed Drone | Expeditions, Scientific American Blog Network | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a two-part post about using drone technology to search for orangutans around the Sikundur research station in North ...
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More on the work of Orangutan Land Trust Scientific Advisor, Graham Usher with the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP).

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Orang-utans facing extinction... to make 'green' fuel

Orang-utans facing extinction... to make 'green' fuel | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
Orang-utans like these face becoming the first species of great ape to become officially extinct as their habitat in Sumatra is destroyed to make way for the mass plantation of palms.
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URGENT!! Take action against bad biofuels

URGENT!! Take action against bad biofuels | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
This Tuesday 24 February, MEPs will vote to put the brakes on food crops being turned into fuel.
The vote is to put a cap on food crops in biofuels, which will prevent some of the devastating global impacts, and make sure that the climate impact of biofuels is fully accounted for.
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Commentary: Is the Sumatran Rhino Too Secretive to Be Saved? - The Jakarta Globe

Commentary: Is the Sumatran Rhino Too Secretive to Be Saved? - The Jakarta Globe | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
With the Sumatran rhino, there is a worrying lack of data on remaining population numbers, their mortality rate and their genetic variability.
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UPDATE: Santander admits it's funding forest destruction | Greenpeace UK

UPDATE: Santander admits it's funding forest destruction | Greenpeace UK | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
We've forced Santander to admit that it's bankrolling the destructive paper company APRIL. But the high street bank says it's 'monitoring the situation' and will 'act accordingly'. It's a cop out - and here's why. For months, Santander refused to admit that it was financing APRIL, Indonesia's number one forest destroyer.
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Motherly Love Goes a Long Way - Restorasi Habitat Orangutan Indonesia

Motherly Love Goes a Long Way - Restorasi Habitat Orangutan Indonesia | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
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Such amazing work our partners at Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation do, giving orangutans a future! Remember, when you donate to Orangutan Land Trust​, we ensure 100% goes to our partners in the field, such as BOSF.
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Saving Meryl | BOS Foundation

Saving Meryl | BOS Foundation | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
In the early morning of January 7, 2015 our team from the Nyaru Menteng (NM) Rehabilitation Center and the Conservation of Natural Resources Authority (BKSDA) of Central Kalimantan went to Tumbang Jiga Village after receiving news on the previous day about an orangutan baby kept by villagers. Tumbang Jiga Village is located deep in the [...]
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The effectiveness of the ‘marriage’ of environmental and forestry ministry

The effectiveness of the ‘marriage’ of environmental and forestry ministry | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
By Fitrian Ardiansyah, published in Coal Asia, December 17 2014 – January 17, 2015, page 78-79 for the pdf version (508kb), please see: Coal Asia 50_Fitrian Ardiansyah_78-79_Dec2014_Jan2015_KLHK &n...
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Pictures reveal neglect suffered by baby Budi as fundraising hits £50k

Pictures reveal neglect suffered by baby Budi as fundraising hits £50k | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
Previously unseen photos show the neglect suffered by the orangutan before his rescue, while new images reveal the staggering transformation Budi has made in just a few weeks (pictured).
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Reflections on a Year of Following and Photographing Orangutans

Reflections on a Year of Following and Photographing Orangutans | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
Robert Rodriguez Suro spent a year living in the Bornean jungle, getting to know the local orangutans. Now he's going back. Follow his story.
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Palm oil major makes deforestation-free commitment

Palm oil major makes deforestation-free commitment | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
IOI Corporation officially committed to what its subsidiary, palm oil trader IOI Loders Croklaan, pledged last November: it will no longer source palm oil linked to deforestation and human rights abuses.
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Govt urged to prosecute crimes against orangutans

Govt urged to prosecute crimes against orangutans | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
Raising awareness: As many as 90 artists from Yogyakarta are participating in an art exhibition entitled “Art for Orangutans” jointly held by the ...
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Preparing the Orangutan Release Area in South of Kehje Sewen for New Arrivals - Restorasi Habitat Orangutan Indonesia

Preparing the Orangutan Release Area in South of Kehje Sewen for New Arrivals - Restorasi Habitat Orangutan Indonesia | Orangutan Land Trust | Scoop.it
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