He looks like Johnny Depp and he’s working in orangutan conservation… Need I say more?
Check out this eco-dreamboat’s Borneo blog.
Sumatran Orangutan: “It is no longer several years away, but just a few months or even weeks before this iconic creature disappears”- Briton Ian Singleton (Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme)
More information on the recent deforestation tragedy in Indonesia. It’s worse than I thought…
This is so exciting!!!!
Live webinar - literally happening right now with schools from around the globe and the team in Borneo!
Costa Rica Leading the Way in Incentivizing Protection of Nature
“Since 2005, CI’sGlobal Conservation Fund (GCF) has supported Costa Rica in engaging key landowners in the Osa Peninsula to enter into long-term payment for ecosystem services (PES) agreements. The region contains one of the best examples of lowland tropical rainforest remaining in Central America, featuring a range of distinct tropical ecosystems that are home to 50 percent of all species found in Costa Rica, including jaguars, harpy eagles, peccaries and giant anteaters. Support from CI and many others has helped achieve unprecedented conservation objectives here, including halting the loss of tropical forest, restoring degraded forest and establishing innovative economic instruments to value biodiversity.”
Oops, 5000 acres of your land cleared for palm oil. Sorry.
A subsidiary of agribusiness giant Cargill has paid a $1 million fine for clearing land for oil palm outside its concession, a move that could serve as an important example for palm oil developers operating in Indonesia, according to Greenomics-Indonesia, a Jakarta-based environmental group.
The fine was levied on Cargill subsidiary PT Hindoli after the company notified local authorities and the Ministry of Forestry that it had accidentally cleared about 2,000 hectares of land beyond the boundary of its formally licensed area in South Sumatra Province. The clearing, which took place in 2005, involved agricultural land that was still zoned as “forest” by the Ministry of Forestry even though it lacked exploitable timber.