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Victory for Forests: Disney Stands Up for Endangered Forests and Animals

Today, Disney adds its significant voice to the growing chorus of companies demonstrating that there's no need to sacrifice endangered forests in Indonesia or elsewhere for the paper we use every day.

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Victory for Forests: Disney Stands Up for Endangered Forests and Animals

Source: Huffington Post, Tue October 23, 2012
Today, Disney adds its significant voice to the growing chorus of companies demonstrating that there's no need to sacrifice endangered forests in Indonesia or elsewhere for the paper we use every day.

KFC-Indonesia suspends purchases from Asia Pulp & Paper due to deforestation

Source: Greenpeace UK, Mon July 16, 2012
While KFC bosses in Kentucky remain silent on whether it will cut forest destruction out of its supply chain globally, it looks like one country has gotten tired of waiting for headquarters to respond to the Greenpeace campaign.

Scientists recruit aerial drones to combat illegal logging

Story contains video Source: Wall Street Daily, Mon May 21, 2012
A new aerial surveillance system to protect forests and endangered species in remote parts of the world is being pioneered by a pair of ecologists in Switzerland. The researchers have designed and built their own flying drone that can capture evidence of illegal activity on film.

Indonesia to conserve half of Borneo region

Source: AFP, Fri January 20, 2012
Indonesia's forestry ministry said Thursday it would conserve nearly half its share of Borneo island, which is covered with dense rainforest, so as to meet a presidential pledge to reduce gas emissions.

Levi’s drops Asia Pulp & Paper due to its link to deforestation in Indonesia

Source: MongaBay, Wed January 18, 2012
Levi Strauss & Company became the latest firm to drop Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) as a supplier due to concerns over APP's continued clearing of rainforests in Sumatra, reports the Rainforest Action Network, a green group in the midst of a campaign against APP.

Electricity Sparks New Life Into Indonesia’s Coral Reefs

Story contains video Source: Discovery News, Wed December 28, 2011
A weak, harmless voltage run through metallic structures underwater is reviving near-dead reefs.

Indonesian girl who was swept away in the 2004 tsunami is reunited with her family

Source: Washington Post, Fri December 23, 2011
A girl who was swept away in the Indian Ocean tsunami seven years ago said Friday she broke down in tears this week after tracking down her parents, who had long lost hope of finding her alive.

Palm oil, pulp companies commit to zero-tolerance policy for orangutan killing

Source: MongaBay, Thu December 08, 2011
Two Indonesian plantation companies have signed an agreement to train workers not to kill or injure orangutans and other protected species.

Young Indonesians paint the town green

Source: AFP, Sat October 01, 2011
Young Indonesians are breathing new life into their polluted concrete capital city with little more than buckets of soil and seeds.

Indonesian President vows to dedicate himself to forest preservation

Source: Eco-Business, Wed September 28, 2011
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said, during the last three years of his presidency, he would dedicate himself to efforts to preserve the country’s forests.

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