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Rare Barking Deer Photographed in Vietnam

  Camera trap survey has photographed the critically endangered giant barking deer in Lang Biang Biosphere Reserve in south-central Vietnam. The extremely rare giant muntjac is...

Governments Must Do More to Help Companies End Deforestation in Commodities Supply Chains, Companies...

  As commitments to clean up commodities supply chains, often referred to as Zero Deforestation Commitments, have proliferated, they’ve also been the subject of much...

Singapore Lauds Indonesia’s Efforts in Handling Forest Fires

  Countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are contributing to achieving a smoke-free zone by 2020, and Indonesia has taken countermeasures to...

Indonesia: Calls for firing forestry minister Siti Norbaiti increase

  Environment and Forestry Minister, Siti Nurbaya Bakar deemed she does perform well in dealing with  European Union countries which plan to boycott Indonesian forestry...

Astra Agro Approves Final Dividend Payment, Appoints New President Director

  Shareholders of Astra Agro Lestari, an agriculture unit of diversified conglomerate Astra International, approved a final dividend payment of Rp 900 billion ($67.7 million),...

Indonesian Parliament: New EU peat regulation has negative domino effect

  Much to the delight of the foreign NGOs the new EU peat swamp regulations is triggering a trade war and sours bilateral relationships between...

One Number to Rule Them All

  Can we agree on the extent of global deforestation? Center for International Forestry and Research Director-General Peter Holmgren breaks it down. Deforestation is one of our...

From The Haze to Sustainability

  Southeast Asia’s skies over the last twelve months have mostly been free of haze pollution. This is a relief for the warming planet as...

Jurisdictional Certification Approach Aims to Strengthen Protections Against Deforestation

  Many companies that deal in commodities linked to heavy tropical deforestation, such as soy or timber, have made commitments to significantly reduce or end...

In Tanzania, a Surge in Sesame Farming Poses Threat to Natural Forest

  As Africa’s largest producer of sesame seeds, Tanzania is feeling the growing pains of unregulated farming practices that often encroach on the forest. Patches of...
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