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Immer mehr Palmöl im Tank (22.09.2020)

Palmöl wird nicht nur als Nahrungsmittel und für Kosmetika genutzt, sondern auch in immer größerem Maße für Agrotreibstoffe. Die damit einhergehende Ausdehnung von Ölpalmplantagen vor allem in Südostasien ist oftmals mit Umweltzerstörung, Menschenrechtsverletzungen und Landkonflikten verbunden.

Global Biodiversity Is in Free Fall (15.09.2020)

Global efforts to address the steep, ongoing loss of biodiversity through a series of specified targets have failed, according to a dire assessment released by the United Nations today.

80 per cent of Indonesian rainforest vulnerable to palm oil destruction is not protected, research shows (28.08.2020)

More than 80 per cent of the Indonesian rainforest, mangroves and peatlands most vulnerable to being cleared for palm oil production is completely unprotected by the country’s Forest Moratorium, according to new research.

Indonesia dam builder refuses new study to assess impact on orangutans (19.08.2020)

Developers of a hydropower dam that threatens the only known habitat of a critically endangered orangutan say they will push on despite calls from the IUCN for an independent study into the impact of the project.

‘Meaningless certification’: Study makes the case against ‘sustainable’ palm oil (05.08.2020)

A new study on certified oil palm plantations and their links to past deforestation has sparked a debate over whether they can be considered sustainable if they’re established on once-forested land.

Certified 'sustainable' palm oil fields endanger mammal habitats and biodiverse tropical forests over 30 years (14.07.2020)

Global concern has risen around the „sustainability“ of palm oil in terms of global exportation and the impact on the environment in recent years. Therefore, in 2004, stakeholders from palm oil industry sectors including oil palm producers, retailers, banks, investors, nature conservation and developmental NGOs, established the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) with „the objective of promoting the growth and use of sustainable oil palm products through credible global standards and engagement of stakeholders.“

Indonesia resumes release of captive wildlife amid COVID-19 (22.06.2020)

The Indonesian government has lifted a moratorium on the release of captive wild animals, imposed earlier this year as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus into wildlife populations.

Palm oil from Indonesian grower that burned forest is still being sold (19.06.2020)

Palm oil from a company that burned a pristine orangutan habitat in Sumatra has entered the global market due to an oversight, possibly ending up in products made by multinationals such as Nestlé and Mars, according to a new report.

How much rainforest is being destroyed? (10.06.2020)

Primary forests in the tropics are declining at an accelerating rate according to analysis of satellite data released last week by the University of Maryland (UMD) and World Resources Institute (WRI). Since 2002, the tropics lost more than 60 million hectares of primary forests, an area larger than the combined land mass of the states of California and Missouri or the island nation of Madagascar.

Palmölindustrie: Ein Dorf in Indonesien trauert um das verlorene Land (05.06.2020)

Die Bewohner von Rukam verkauften 2002 ihr Land an eine Palmölfirma. Sie hofften auf Wohlstand – doch er blieb aus. Stattdessen sind Wälder zerstört und Fischbestände verschwunden. Einige wollen das Blatt nun wenden.

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