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International coalition of NGOs says murder, intimidation and the devastation of community livelihoods tied to rampant palm oil plantation expansion must be stopped

Nov. 11, 2015 / Posted by: Kate Colwell / Categories: Economics for the Earth, News Releases

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Spurred by the recent murder of Guatemalan environmental and human rights defender Rigoberto Lima Choc, a coalition of global human rights and environmental organizations today alerted the world’s biggest palm o...

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Palm oil fires rage in Indonesian Borneo

Oct. 1, 2015 / Posted by: Jeff Conant / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests

Every year during the dry season, rural Indonesia literally goes up in smoke due to the illegal burning of forests for palm oil plantations. This year's fire season is one of the worst ever. During a field visit to Central Kalimantan, in Indonesi...

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