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In Indonesia and Malaysia, as demand for palm oil grows, so do environmental, labor concerns

Slash-and-burn agriculture accounts for 80 percent of Indonesia’s carbon dioxide emissions, making it the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, behind the United States and China.

The Washington Post
Monday, November 26, 2012

FdL native helping protect Indonesian rainforest

Simba, the Lion King, was former Fond du Lac resident Robin Averbeck’s favorite Disney character as a child, and now the grown-up girl is saving Simba’s real world habitat.

Averbeck is a forest campaigner for the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) headquartered in San Francisco.

FdL Reporter
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Rainforest group locks horns with Cargill

A rainforest advocacy group said agricultural conglomerate Cargill isn't serious about addressing deforestation concerns related to palm oil.

Rainforest Action Network said, in a statement, that it received a letter from Cargill saying the company has been trying to work with the advocacy group for more than four years. RAN published a statement it said was received by Cargill that said "RAN refuses to have a constructive engagement" about environmental issues.

UPI.com
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Setting the Record Straight: Rainforest Action Network Responds to Misleading Statements by HarperCollins and Media

Release Date: 
Friday, December 14, 2012

San Francisco, CA – A number of false and misleading statements by HarperCollins and members of the press have been made since Rainforest Action Network (RAN) released the results of independent forensic fiber tests on December 12, 2012. The lab tests showed that a number of HarperCollins’ popular books contained paper fiber connected to rainforest destruction. RAN is releasing this statement to clarify our position and set the record straight.

Holiday Shoppers Alerted to Rainforest Destruction in HarperCollins’ Best-Selling Books

Release Date: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

For Immediate Release

Contact: Laurel Sutherlin 415.246.0161

RAN Responds to Leaked Palm Oil Statement by Cargill

Release Date: 
Monday, November 19, 2012

Contact: Laurel Sutherlin Laurel@ran.org 415.246.0161

San Francisco, CA - Last week, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) contacted Cargill employees in over 20 countries to alert them to the company’s ties to rainforest destruction and orangutan extinction. Palm oil is one of the leading causes of tropical deforestation and Cargill is the top importer of palm oil into the US as well as one of the largest palm oil traders worldwide.

APP, APRIL say they are open for inquiry

APP and APRIL, which account for about 80 percent of Indonesia’s total pulp and paper production, said that they would 
be open for examination both by Disney and its international environmental organization partner, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), to prove whet

The Jakarta Post
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Disney becomes latest publisher to turn to sustainable paper products

Two years ago nine of the top ten American publishers of children’s books — including Disney — used paper from endangered rainforests in their books.

Public Radio International
Friday, October 26, 2012

Disney's radical new paper policy to have major impact

Back in 2010, the activist group Rainforest Action Network sent a bunch of children's books to a lab for analysis.

Business Green
Friday, October 12, 2012

Disney's Children's Books: Now Safe for the Rainforest!

Disney fans, breathe easy; you can now buy a copy of "The Jungle Book" and know that the rainforest is safe.

Entertainment giant Disney has adopted a new paper policy after consulting with the environmental group Rainforest Action Network.

The Wrap
Thursday, October 11, 2012