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Barbie toy includes packaging from Indonesia deforestation


9th June, 2011

Greenpeace claim packaging for the barbie doll is produced using timber from critically endangered Indonesian rainforest more...
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Revealed: paper giant 'linked to Indonesian forest trashing' targeted activists

Mandy Haggith

30th March, 2011

A little-reported legal battle in Italy between paper company Pigna and eco-activists from Terra! is leading to fears that it may open the way for big companies to muzzle legitimate environmental protests. Mandy Haggith reports more...
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Palm oil giants target Africa in 'land grab' following Indonesia deforestation ban

Tom Levitt

25th March, 2011

Indonesia's move to bring in a two-year moratorium on new palm oil plantations to protect its remaining rainforests has seen agribusiness giants like Sime Darby switch expansion plans to Cameroon, Ghana and Liberia more...

Greenpeace hits back at 'notorious forest destroyer' Asia Pulp and Paper


23rd February, 2011

Campaigners urge retailers to follow example of Tesco and Adidas in cutting links with the controversial paper and packaging supplier after latest allegations of greenwashing more...
Sumatran forest

Greenpeace: Asia Pulp and Paper's PR is greenwash, their sustainability claims a joke

Ian Duff

23rd February, 2011

Tesco, Adidas and others have already cut ties with the controversial paper and packaging supplier. In a scathing response to recent APP claims that it is greening itself, Ian Duff urges others to follow suit - until APP adopts sustainable practices more...
Pidie, Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

I applaud Norway's $1bn funding offer to Indonesia. But where will that money go?

Professor William Laurance

2nd July, 2010

Norway's $1 billion of anti-deforestation funding to Indonesia is nothing short of amazing. But we should watch very carefully to see whether the money reaches the right pockets... more...
Ewan Kinsgton on the ferry

Are you an overland traveller?

Ewan Kingston

2nd December, 2009

Ewan discovers that 'overland traveller' has become something of a category, but one into which he's happy to fit more...

GALLERY: privatising Indonesia's coasts

Ecologist Film Unit

24th November, 2009

These pictures were taken by journalists from the investigative agency, Eco-Storm, after they were smuggled into a tightly-guarded prawn farm in Indonesia... more...

Selling Indonesia's coast for cheap prawns and profit

Jim Wickens

24th November 2009

In an exclusive investigation, the Ecologist Film Unit reveals the impact of Indonesia's plans to privatise its entire 90,000 km coastline more...
Palm oil seeds

World Bank breaks rules in lending to palm oil companies


27th August, 2009

Campaign groups call for a suspension on lending to palm oil plantation developers after critical internal audit more...
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Indonesian EcoLabel Greenwash, according to NGOs


3rd April, 2009

Two NGOs have accused the Indonesian Ecolabel Institute (LEI) of greenwash by handing ‘sustainable forest management certificates’ to companies converting natural forest or peatlands into timber plantations. more...

Hedge funds for forests?

Mark Anslow

6th June, 2008

Protecting rainforests is now almost as lucrative as cutting them down. Mark Anslow reports on a commodities-centred approach to stopping deforestation more...

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Indonesia to go GM


20th July, 2007

In the face of food shortages, Indonesia is preparing to turn towards GM crops to feed its 220 million people. more...

Fortis bank shirks responsibility for toxic mud-flow


21st June, 2007

A major investor in a gas exploration project which has set off a toxic mud-flow has washed its hands of responsibility for the damage caused to homes of thousands of Indonesian people. more...
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World Bank: Deforestation Good for Growth


22nd February, 2007

The World Bank has released a report encouraging the Indonesian government to create vast timber plantations that would damage local ecosystems and livelihood, in order to encourage economic growth. more...


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