Tags » Oil Palm

Combining the Effects of Climate Change and Agriculture on Mammal Populations

by Coco Coyle

In concert with the effects of climate change, some agricultural practices are having an unanticipated combined effect on ecosystems and biodiversity. Brodie (2016) showed that agricultural expansion coupled with climate change will have a more intense effect on the mammals in the extremely biodiverse region of Southeast Asia than either cause alone. 605 more words

Climate Change

Marap Indigenous Group claim back three oil palm plantation divisions in Arso

from our parters at SuaraPapua.com

translated by AwasMifee

First Published: April 29, 2016

Indigenous land owners from the Marap people in Arso have used customary law to take back oil palm land owned by PT PN II as part of its Arso plantation, specifically the Core III, Core IV and Core V divisions. 542 more words

News Alert

FFB theft in oil palm plantations

From the interviews conducted during our study, it was understood that theft was a serious problem in oil palm plantations. Several locals were serving jail terms resulting from oil palm theft. 301 more words


Distorted flower development and rainforest loss

How basic research in epigenetics helps to improve somatic embryogenesis technologies and contributes to protect rain forests

by Lars Hennig
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Plant Biology and Linnean Center for Plant Biology, Uppsala, Sweden… 1,059 more words


Indonesian Oil Palm: so what’s the wildlife story here?

First impressions of this tropical country; the heat, the tangle of exotic plants, the grey purple hanging hazes draped across the foreground and the manic driving. 1,200 more words


Do you eat instant noodles, margarine, chips or cereals? All these products may include palm oil. It can also be found in shampoos and lipsticks. One must be attentive when reading informative labels, because a vague marking of “vegetable oil” can also mean palm oil. 487 more words