primary rainforest cleared for massive palm oil plantations

primary rainforest cleared for massive palm oil plantations

Primary rainforest cleared for massive palm oil plantations

Primary rainforest cleared for massive palm oil plantations in Peru by John C. Cannon on 20 May 2015 Two palm oil plantations have recently been established in Peru, supplanting primary forest.

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palm oil – deforestation for everyday products - rainforest

Palm oil – deforestation for everyday products - Rainforest

Palm oil is literally everywhere – in our foods, cosmetics, cleaning products and fuels. It’s a source of huge profits for multinational corporations, while at the same time destroying the livelihoods of smallholders. Displacement of indigenous peoples, deforestation and loss of biodiversity are all consequences of our palm oil consumption.

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primary rainforest cleared for massive palm oil plantations

Primary rainforest cleared for massive palm oil plantations

Primary rainforest cleared for massive palm oil plantations in Peru by John C. Cannon More than 9,400 hectares of closed-canopy Amazonian rainforest has been removed for two oil palm plantations in the Peruvian region of Ucayali since 2011, according to scientists working for MAAP, the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project.

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clearing forests for palm oil plantations is disastrous

Clearing forests for palm oil plantations is disastrous

Land cleared of tropical rainforest for establishment of oil palm plantation in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Credit: T. R. Shankar Raman/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 4.0

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is harvesting palm oil destroying the rainforests

Is Harvesting Palm Oil Destroying the Rainforests

Simply boycotting palm oil and the products containing it may not help, as reduced demand could force the companies behind the plantations to instead initiate more intensive timber harvesting and

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the effects of palm oil - official orangutan foundation

The Effects of Palm Oil - Official Orangutan Foundation

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) indicated in 2007 that oil palm plantations are the leading cause of rainforest destruction in Malaysia and Indonesia. Another study by Princeton and a Swiss institution reported that between 1990 and 2005, up to 60% of palm oil expansion occurred at the expense of primary tropical rain forest.

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questions and answers about palm oil - rainforest rescue

Questions and answers about palm oil - Rainforest Rescue

Agro Palma – the largest palm oil producer in Brazil – states that it operates 39,000 hectares of oil palm plantations on former rainforest land in the state of Pará in the Amazon. Its certified organic palm oil is produced on the 4,107-hectare Hacienda CPA.

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palm oil is destroying rainforests. but try going a day

Palm oil is destroying rainforests. But try going a day

A worker at a Malaysian plantation displays some palm fruit—source of the world's most popular edible oil. certified sustainable by the Rainforest Alliance or the it turned out, was an

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primary rainforest cleared for massive palm oil plantations

Primary rainforest cleared for massive palm oil plantations

Primary rainforest cleared for massive palm oil plantations in Peru – 12,188 hectares of standing forest leveled By John C. Cannon 20 May 2015 (mongabay.com) – More than 9,400 hectares of closed-canopy Amazonian rainforest has been removed for two oil palm plantations in the Peruvian region of Ucayali since 2011, according to scientists

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'the last place on earth': how sumatra's rainforest is being

'The last place on Earth': how Sumatra's rainforest is being

A palm oil company is continuing to clear forest in a fast-diminishing elephant habitat in Indonesia’s Leuser ecosystem despite being the subject of two reports into illegal deforestation

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differences between primary and secondary rainforest

Differences between primary and secondary rainforest

Worse still, many forest reserves are now completely clear felled to make way for oil palm plantations. This patch of rainforest is essentially untouched/primary. The trees that make up the emergent and canopy layer are mostly mature, as inferred from their broad, spreading crowns.

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from rainforest to oil palms and back again: a daintree

From Rainforest to Oil Palms and back again: a Daintree

Robert Kooyman, Joe Reichl, Edie Beitzel, Grant Binns, Jennifer Croes, Erryn Stephens, and Madeleine Faught. The establishment of Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis) plantations is responsible for massive rainforest clearing and destruction throughout the tropics of Southeast Asia and beyond, and has captured the attention of conservation organisations around the world.

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palm oil: a climate change culprit – climate change: vital

Palm oil: A climate change culprit – Climate Change: Vital

As an Non-Governmental Organization, we joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, which promotes palm oil production practices that help reduce deforestation, preserve biodiversity, respect the livelihoods of rural communities and ensures that no new primary forest or other high conservation value areas are sacrificed for palm oil plantations.

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social and environmental impact of palm oil

Social and environmental impact of palm oil

In Indonesia, rising demand for palm oil and timber has led to the clearing of tropical forest land in Indonesian national parks.According to a 2007 report published by UNEP, at the rate of deforestation at that time, an estimated 98 percent of Indonesian forest would be destroyed by 2022 due to legal and illegal logging, forest fires and the development of palm oil plantations.

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the global demand for palm oil is driving the fires in

The global demand for palm oil is driving the fires in

From 2008 to 2010, palm oil plantations were responsible for almost 60% of all deforestation in the country. Now, that figure is closer to 25%, according to a Duke University study.

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clearing the way for plantations: land grabs, deforestation

Clearing the Way for Plantations: Land Grabs, Deforestation

To make way for plantations, palm oil companies clear cut massive tracts of forest. In fact, palm oil production has become one of the world’s leading causes of rainforest destruction. Since 1990, Indonesia has seen a 40% decline in lowland rainforests and a 600% increase in palm oil plantations.

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from rainforest to oil palms and back again: a daintree

From Rainforest to Oil Palms and back again: a Daintree

Robert Kooyman, Joe Reichl, Edie Beitzel, Grant Binns, Jennifer Croes, Erryn Stephens, and Madeleine Faught. The establishment of Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis) plantations is responsible for massive rainforest clearing and destruction throughout the tropics of Southeast Asia and beyond, and has captured the attention of conservation organisations around the world.

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differences between primary and secondary rainforest

Differences between primary and secondary rainforest

Worse still, many forest reserves are now completely clear felled to make way for oil palm plantations. This patch of rainforest is essentially untouched/primary. The trees that make up the emergent and canopy layer are mostly mature, as inferred from their broad, spreading crowns.

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social and environmental impact of palm oil

Social and environmental impact of palm oil

In Indonesia, rising demand for palm oil and timber has led to the clearing of tropical forest land in Indonesian national parks.According to a 2007 report published by UNEP, at the rate of deforestation at that time, an estimated 98 percent of Indonesian forest would be destroyed by 2022 due to legal and illegal logging, forest fires and the development of palm oil plantations.

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burning paradise: palm oil in the land of the tree kangaroo

Burning Paradise: Palm Oil in the Land of the Tree Kangaroo

Since 2013, the company has aggressively accelerated its clearing and burning of the land to plant palm oil plantations, destroying 30,000 hectares of forests from early 2013 to May 2016. 11,700 hectares of these were primary forests. On its website, Korindo states a target of 200,000 hectares of oil palm plantations by 2020.

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palm oil: a climate change culprit – climate change: vital

Palm oil: A climate change culprit – Climate Change: Vital

As an Non-Governmental Organization, we joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, which promotes palm oil production practices that help reduce deforestation, preserve biodiversity, respect the livelihoods of rural communities and ensures that no new primary forest or other high conservation value areas are sacrificed for palm oil plantations.

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palm oil firms in peru plan to clear 23,000 hectares of

Palm oil firms in Peru plan to clear 23,000 hectares of

Companies in Peru are planning to clear more than 23,000 hectares of primary rainforest in the northern Amazon in order to cultivate oil palm, according to NGOs. start new oil palm plantations

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palm oil fact sheet - rainforest action network

Palm Oil Fact Sheet - Rainforest Action Network

A single palm oil plantation can destroy the forests, watersheds, and forest resources of thousands of Indonesians, leaving entire forest communities to face poverty, many for the first time.[6] Palm oil causes climate change. Rainforests are the earth’s largest sinks of carbon, safely storing the greenhouse gases that cause climate change

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deforestation in borneo

Deforestation in Borneo

The deforestation continued through the 2000s at a slower pace, alongside the expansion of palm oil plantations. Half of the annual global tropical timber procurement is from Borneo. Palm oil plantations are rapidly encroaching on the last remnants of primary rainforest. Much of the forest clearance is illegal.

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