Tag: endangered species

biodiversity

Will China’s Delegate Attend The United Nations Security Council will hold a special meeting today to discuss how elephant poaching in Central Africa is contributing to political instability in Central Africa. The Security Council session will be convened at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, where members will be briefed on how illegal elephant poaching […]

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biodiversity and endangered species

RSPO Label Bought Not Earned Hundreds of hectares of rainforest and tiger habitat protected under the Indonesian government’s moratorium have been destroyed, revealed Greenpeace International, following an investigation into Duta Palma, a notorious Indonesian palm oil producer  and member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Oil (RSPO). Duta Palma has a long history of deforestation, community conflict, illegality, […]

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biodiversity

Wildlife Trader Untouchable On an obscure and bumpy dirt road not far from the banks of the Mekong River, the compound of Vixay Keosavang stands out for its iron gates and cinder-block walls topped with barbed wire, a contrast to the rickety wooden stilt houses nearby in the shade of rubber trees. A security guard […]

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biodiversity and endangered species

Deforestation Kills Endangered Species Industrial cultivation of palm oil is destroying millions of acres of virgin rainforest around the world. The destructive practice is destroying biodiversity and life as we know it. In Southeast Asia, orangutans, tigers, elephants and villagers are caught in the crossfire. Now the deadly industry is cutting swaths across South America […]

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health and sustainability

Rainforests Destroyed Palm oil is derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree, it contributes to the economic development of the producing countries and to the deadly diets of millions of people around the world. In fact palm oil can be found in a huge percentage of everyday supermarket products. Oil palms are highly efficient […]

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