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exxi:

This mother orangutan and her baby were saved by the animal charity Four Paws from people who are paid to kill them. There are allegations that many palm oil companies in the area of Borneo pay rewards of up to 1m Indonesian rupiah (about £70) for each ape killed. The Four Paws team found the pictured orangutans surrounded by a group of local youths intending to kill them for a bounty
>| Vier Pfoten / Four Paws

We read about these atrocities all the time in Indonesia. The owners of the palm oil plantation first cut down the orangutan habitats to grow their vile and disgusting palm oil trees, where there once was a beautiful rainforest. Then, when the homeless orangutan come looking for food or shelter (which is no longer there), local people murder them to get money that is paid by the owners of the palm oil plantation. The police and the government do little or nothing to stop this, most of the time.

(via eddphi)

Source: thejakartapost.com
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A Battle Is Under Way for the Forests of Borneo

Companies cheat the local residents out of land their families have looked after for many generations. The government turns a blind eye to the problems. Is it already too late? 

Source: NPR
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"Rimba Raya was designed to be part of the U.N’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) programme. The idea is simple: every tonne of carbon locked away in the peat and soaked up by the trees would earn a steady flow of carbon credits. 

"Profit from the sale of those credits would go to project investors and partners, local communities and the Indonesian government. That would allow the project to pay its way and compete with palm oil farmers and loggers who might  otherwise destroy it.

"Rich countries and big companies can buy the credits to offset their emissions. 

"By preserving a large area of peat swamp forest, Rimba Raya was projected to cut carbon emissions by nearly 100 million tonnes over its 30-year life, which would translate into total saleable credits of about $500 million, Gazprom says. 

"It would also be a sanctuary for orphaned or rehabilitated orangutans from elsewhere in Borneo."

16 August 2011 

Source: graphics.thomsonreuters.com
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heyjenihey:

Barbie’s no longer glam. She’s now a mad rainforest destroyer! Mattel chose that career path for her. :-/

But you can do something to help stop their madness! Here are some:

•    Send a message to Mattel
•    Share the video ‘Barbie’s deforestation habit REVEALED!
•    Follow the drama on Twitter and Facebook
•    Grab a ‘Barbaric pic’ for your profile
•    Join the contest to ‘design a Forest Destroyer look‘ for Barbie (prize is Barbaric t-shirt!)

Know more about it here.

Source: heyjenihey