Tag: palm oil

The complexities of palm oil and deforestation
July 5, 2019July 5, 2019
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The complexities of palm oil and deforestation

A recent article on The Conversation explores the complex intersections of global agriculture, politics and forest loss in a very balanced and accessible way. One quote that particularly stood out to us was: “We know that consumers around the world will eventually demand around 250 to 350 million tonnes per year more vegetable oil than today…Without palm...

Prime’s New Beginning
April 17, 2019April 17, 2019
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Prime’s New Beginning

Orangutans can easily become malnourished or end up in conflict with people when they’re restricted to small patches of forest. This is why our forest restoration programmes are so vital. Recently, while carrying out their regular orangutan monitoring in restricted patches of forest, the OIC HOCRU team found a male orangutan, later named Prime, isolated...