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Tag: Conservation

24Jul

The delicate science behind managing peatlands

Peatlands are a unique ecosystem formed through the accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter in waterlogged and acidic conditions over thousands of years. They store tremendous amounts of carbon in their soil and … Continue reading “The delicate science behind managing peatlands”

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11Mar

How it works: Releasing orangutans back into the wild

Ever wondered how orangutans are returned to the wild? Rehabilitating and returning any wild animal back to its natural habitat is a complicated and complex process. Animals that have been taken from the wild – … Continue reading “How it works: Releasing orangutans back into the wild”

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28Feb

Creating impact through partnership

In South East Asia, 65.8 million people don’t have food security, and 25.8 percent of children under five years are being stunted because of malnutrition and widening income inequalities. These were just some of the … Continue reading “Creating impact through partnership”

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9Dec

Reflecting on 2019 – valuing progress over perfection in sustainable palm production

Looking back at 2019, what do you see? I see a year of progress. Will we hit 100 percent deforestation free supply chain targets in palm oil? No. Have we made significant progress in transitioning … Continue reading “Reflecting on 2019 – valuing progress over perfection in sustainable palm production”

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25Feb

Doing our part to save insects in palm oil plantations

Reading my morning news headlines the other day, my attention was caught by a story about the global insect population collapse. It seems that we are seeing unprecedented rates of decline of many important insects … Continue reading “Doing our part to save insects in palm oil plantations”

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29Jan

Challenging the beliefs of a conventional environmentalist

I am what you would expect from a university student who chose to dedicate her tertiary education to geography. I marvel at the beauty of the environment we live in every day and swear to … Continue reading “Challenging the beliefs of a conventional environmentalist”

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11Jan

Zero waste of the palm oil fruit

Oil palm plants are so productive, every part of it can be used such that nothing is wasted. Even the by-products of palm oil production and processing can be turned into something useful – like … Continue reading “Zero waste of the palm oil fruit”

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18Sep

Video: Researching insect biodiversity in oil palm plantations through BEFTA

When you picture an oil palm plantation, what comes to mind? Rows and rows of leafy oil palm trees? How about the reddish orange palm fruit being harvested for its oil? Or maybe it’s the … Continue reading “Video: Researching insect biodiversity in oil palm plantations through BEFTA”

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24Jul

A glimpse inside the palm oil industry: What I learnt from working at GAR

“NGOs often criticise us but when asked for clarification, often they refuse to give us data. If NGOs were to make the allegations, we hope they can come with the facts, talk to us and … Continue reading “A glimpse inside the palm oil industry: What I learnt from working at GAR”

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