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Large palm oil producer announces strong forest conservation policy

Large palm oil producer announces strong forest conservation policy

First palm oil producer operating primarily at grower level announces strong forest conservation policy.

Indonesia’s second biggest palm oil company stops clearing of rainforests

Indonesia’s second biggest palm oil company stops clearing of rainforests

Astra Agro Lestari, the large Indonesian palm oil company connected to Mandarin Oriental Hotels, has announced an immediate moratorium on forest clearance.

Luxury hotel chain is destroying the rainforest

Luxury hotel chain is destroying the rainforest

The luxury hotel group Mandarin Oriental is closely tied to a company that has cleared vast areas of rainforests, and is helping drive the Sumatran elephant to extinction.

Norway’s Prime Minister visits indigenous tribe in Indonesia

Norway’s Prime Minister visits indigenous tribe in Indonesia

PM Erna Solberg will today meet with the Orang Rimba, one of Indonesia’s most vulnerable indigenous tribes in the rainforest in Jambi, Sumatra.

Jungle schools can save the rainforests

Jungle schools can play a significant role in achieving the two overarching goals for Rainforest Foundation Norway: Saving the rainforests and securing the rights of indigenous and forest-dependent peoples.

Norway’s conflicting role in Indonesia

On the one hand, Norway invests huge financial capital in Indonesia’s efforts to reduce deforestation. Simultaneously, Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) invests in precisely the industry sectors that constitute the greatest threats to Indonesia’s forests.

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