Illegal Deforestation Monitor

IDM tracks illegalities relating to conversion of forests for export-oriented agribusiness, the largest driver of global deforestation Continue reading

Asian banks gave $19bn to palm oil firms linked to Indonesia fires

12.12.2019 NGOs call out financing awarded by region’s largest financial institutions

Double murder escalates conflict at illegal palm oil site in Indonesia

18.11.2019 Two activists found dead in a North Sumatra palm oil estate were allegedly assassinated by security guards on orders of their manager, while a third target escaped alive

RSPO conference rocked by multiple NGO reports of illegalities in member concessions

08.11.2019 Allegations including widespread illegal fires, human rights abuses, fraudulent certifications and permitting irregularities ignored by global palm oil certification body

Singapore palm oil firm guilty of illegal Indonesia fires fined $18m

31.10.2019 Court ruling finds PT Arjuna Utama Sawit to have burnt almost 1,000 hectares of land illegally in Central Kalimantan

Another government probe uncovers widespread illegality in Indonesia’s palm oil sector

18.10.2019 Investigation has identified widespread illegality underpinning Indonesia’s sprawling oil palm plantation sector

Saving Aru: The epic battle to save the islands that inspired the theory of evolution

09.10.2019 The epic battle to save the islands that inspired the theory of evolution

Activists face deadly risks in protecting lands from global agribusiness

07.08.2019 Global Witness report documents dangers for world’s land defenders as 164 activists murdered in 2018 with almost 20 per cent of killings linked to commodity-driven cultivation disputes

Korindo sanctioned by FSC for Indonesia palm oil operations

31.07.2019 Certification body upholds Mighty Earth complaint on Korindo’s violations, though questions remain on illegal fires

Independent audit reveals Indonesia’s biggest palm oil project still hidden from RSPO

23.07.2019 HSA Group has denied ties to contentious mega-project, but new Earthsight research shows staff links between Yemeni firm and the Papua project

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