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Tag: Conservation

19May

Preserving orangutan populations with OFI

Update 20/3/2018: Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has been collaborating with the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) for eight years, to rehabilitate & release wild-born, captive orangutans back to their natural habitat. We have since released 100 orangutans … Continue reading “Preserving orangutan populations with OFI”

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14May

Working towards bumper harvests sustainably

Budin Nur Nasution, Farmer Trainer, 46 years old, Kampar “Whenever there’s a question about new farming methods, everyone says, “Ask Budin!” As a farmer trainer with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), I’m usually the first to learn … Continue reading “Working towards bumper harvests sustainably”

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14May

Engineering a sustainable future

Novianti Mandasari, Environmental Engineer, 25 years old, Riau “Almost 70 percent of oil palm fresh fruit bunches becomes waste once crude palm oil (CPO) is extracted. We are referring to waste such as fibres and … Continue reading “Engineering a sustainable future”

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27Apr

Palm oil oleochemicals – a safer, renewable, natural alternative in our daily lives

Did you know that palm oil is one of Nature’s most versatile crops and has a myriad of uses? You’re probably most familiar with it as cooking oil and as margarine and shortening – particularly … Continue reading “Palm oil oleochemicals – a safer, renewable, natural alternative in our daily lives”

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2Apr

Frequently Asked Questions on Palm Oil

Q. Isn’t palm oil bad for the rainforest? The challenges facing palm oil are shared with many other types of farming in tropical regions – as well as containing some of the best soils and … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions on Palm Oil”

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10Mar

Solving the conundrum of achieving UN SDGs: the delicate balancing act of promoting human development while protecting forests

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a lofty set of goals which attempt to enunciate a vision of humanity progressing sustainably in harmony with its environment. But in our short history of industrialisation and … Continue reading “Solving the conundrum of achieving UN SDGs: the delicate balancing act of promoting human development while protecting forests”

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1Feb

How can we better protect the Leuser Ecosystem?

The Leuser Ecosystem is a rainforest area which spans over 2.6 million hectares, covering large parts of the provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra. It is home to several endangered species including orangutans, Sumatran tigers … Continue reading “How can we better protect the Leuser Ecosystem?”

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29Dec

PT SMART gets highest score on sustainability according to report by Chain Reaction Research

PT SMART has received the highest ranking in an evaluation on sustainability carried out by Chain Reaction Research –  a consortium consisting of  Aidenvironment, Climate Advisers and Profundo. Ten of Indonesia’s largest listed palm oil … Continue reading “PT SMART gets highest score on sustainability according to report by Chain Reaction Research”

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20Dec

New York Declaration on Forests report shows palm oil sector taking the most action against deforestation

New evidence questions the popular picture of the palm oil industry as the leading destroyer of forests, suggesting the reality on the ground is very different and that a broader approach on forest loss is … Continue reading “New York Declaration on Forests report shows palm oil sector taking the most action against deforestation”

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