Tag: palm oil and deforestation

deforestation and endangered species

Biofuel Fueling Deforestation The latest European Union plan to ban palm oil has been defeated, but the anti-palm oil forces in Europe have only just begun. The different lawmaking arms of the EU — the European Commission, Parliament and the Council — recently reached a compromise on the bloc’s revised renewable energy regulations, known as […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Palm Oil Wiping Out Biodiversity Found in everything from shampoo to donuts, palm oil is now the most common vegetable oil in the world—and also one of the world’s leading deforestation drivers. It’s also being used to fuel our automobiles. The controversial product has given new meaning to the old campaign sloga, “put a tiger in […]

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deforestation and endangered species

World Economic Forum Promoting Forest Conservation Palm oil is the fastest-growing commodity on the planet. Sales are expected to exceed $88 billion by 2022. Unfortunately, the industry and its supporters are still blowing smoke about deforestation, biodiversity and climate change. There’s a better way forward and we can help make it a reality. Palm oil […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Palm Oil, Deforestation, Endangered Species A population trend analysis of Bornean orangutans reveals that, despite decades of conservation work, the species is declining rapidly – at a rate of 25 percent over the past 10 years. University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences researcher Dr Truly Santika, an Indonesian statistician and researcher at the ARC […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Deforestation and Climate Change Indonesia and Malaysia, which produce more than 80 percent of the world’s palm oil, are resisting proposals by European parliamentarians that could limit their access to the second biggest palm oil market after India. Government ministers from Malaysia and Indonesia, along with some regional palm oil producers, met in Jakarta on […]

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tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Editorial Note: The following development is good news for the last forests, but it doesn’t appear to address the issue of endangered species and biodiversity. That is one of the weak links in the current RSPO scheme of smoke and mirrors. Presently, palm growers and buyers can kill endangered species and still conform. They have […]

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tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Sustainable Palm Oil Ignores Biodiversity Editor’s Note: The term sustainable palm oil is misleading consumers as it relates to biodiversity and endangered species. I am looking for a clear and concise statement that tells me that companies that purchase such products aren’t promoting wildlife extinction through deforestation. The sole barometer at this point should be orangutans, […]

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tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Deforestation Kills More Than Trees The palm oil industry is responsible for massive amounts of deforestation and loss of biodiversity across the tropics around the world. As such, critical habitat for endangered species, such as tigers, elephants, orangutans and elephants have been destroyed forever. Meanwhile, the Roundtable On Sustainable Palm Oil and various producers have hidden […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Vanishing Habitat An Ongoing Threat Meet the star students of orangutan school — the unique rehab center where orphaned apes are taught how to climb trees and survive in the wild without their mom and dad. Having had a rough start in life these adorable orangutans are attending special classes at a school in West […]

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