Emma Rae Lierley

International Outrage May Have Delayed Further Elephant Habitat Destruction

Since AlterNet first posted about the ongoing destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem by rogue palm oil company PT. Agra Bumi Niaga, Rainforest Action Network has continued to track the company’s activities in the Leuser Ecosystem.

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How Companies Like PepsiCo and McDonald’s Are Pushing Indonesia's Endangered Elephants to Extinction

The Leuser Ecosystem on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia thrums with life. It is an ancient, 6.5 million acres of lush rainforest and steamy peat swamps, and because of its rich biodiversity, is one of the most important rainforests still standing today.

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Corruption, Human Rights Violations and Unchecked Pollution: At COP21, Growing Concern Over UN’s Forest Climate Program

As global leaders gather for the United Nations conference on climate change (COP21) in Paris, some of the world’s largest consumer goods companies and governments have announced new initiatives to protect the world’s last rainforests from the expansion of forest commodity production, including development for palm oil and pulp and paper.

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