Palm oil

The Loss of Our Forest and Peatland

The Loss of Our Forest and Peatland

Our latest joint report with the Independent Forest Monitoring Network in Indonesia (aka JPIK) reveals systematic and extensive encroachment into forests as well as illegal logging in Sebangau National Park.…

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In Our Palms

In Our Palms

To meet its pledge to halt deforestation, the European Union needs to act to reduce the deforestation footprint of the commodities it imports, including palm oil. Existing methods to alleviate…

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Still Permitting Crime

Still Permitting Crime

A joint report with our partner the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (Jaringan Pemantau Independen Kehutanan, or JPIK) reveals how a palm oil plantation established and developed illegally in 2013 and…

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Who Watches the Watchmen?

Who Watches the Watchmen?

A report exposing critical failures in an international system seeking to assure consumers that the palm oil they buy in many thousands of products is sustainable. The Roundtable on Sustainable…

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Banking on Extinction

Banking on Extinction

High Street giant HSBC is bankrolling the destruction of rainforests essential for the survival of Bornean orangutans and other endangered species. This report reveals that despite adopting polices to keep…

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Testing the Law

Testing the Law

Systemic law enforcement failings threaten to make a mockery of Indonesia’s pledge to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions by enabling plantation companies to destroy carbon-rich peatlands with impunity. Testing the…

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The Politics of Extinction

The Politics of Extinction

A report on the threat posed to the last remaining populations of orangutans by illegal logging and the conversion of forest land to oil palm plantations. The wild orangutan population…

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