Indonesia approves first REDD+ project in Borneo

Indonesia approves first REDD+ project in Borneo

The Indonesian government has approved its first REDD+ project to reduce its world’s highest emissions rate from deforestation and peatlands degradation.

But the program still faces many hurdles in the country, including governance challenges, corruption, and strong opposition from the plantation, mining, and logging sectors.

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For a critical position about REDD solution have look at Redd-Monitor.

Norway is by far the biggest donor to REDD initiatives around the world, with two billion dollar deals, one in Brazil and one in Indonesia.

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Malaysian Council: Palm-oil no threat to wildlife!

Malaysian Council: Palm-oil no threat to wildlife!

HOW YOUR SHOPPING LIST
IS MAKING ORANG-UTANS (and Proboscis Monkeys) EXTINCT

By David Edwards in Mirror.co.uk
27 March 2006

EMERGING warily from the forest’s cover a male orang-utan listens for danger. Believing he is safe, he leads his mate and their baby into the clearing.

Suddenly all hell breaks loose. A dozen men spring from their hiding places, hurling a net over the family.

The gang quickly club the male to death, rip the terrified baby from her mother’s arms, then douse her in petrol and set her alight. The baby …

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Palm oil-diesel. Extinction and climate disaster.

Palm oil-diesel. Extinction and climate disaster.

Bad news: Indonesia and Malaysia are preparing major expansions of palm oil plantations in order to cater for increasing EU biofuel demand. As this Greenpiece article says we have precious little time left to save not only our endangered Proboscis Monkeys but the whole planet from a climate crisis.

Rainforest is destroyed and carbon-rich peatland drained in the production of palm oil and this destruction is a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions which cause climate change.

Investments should go into truly sustainable biofuels, such as those …

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WWF official Proboscis Monkey Information

We support the good work of the WWF but what they do in order to save Proboscis Monkey we hope to hear from them soon. Enclosed their recent info:

Distribution, habitat and behaviour

Endemic to Borneo. Can be found along the coastal areas, mangrove swamps and riverine forests of Borneo.
In 1977, there were about 6400 of them in Sarawak, but now there are only about 1000 in Sarawak, with perhaps another 2000 in Sabah and 4000 in Kalimantan. Some populations along the west coast of Sabah have …

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