Category: Indonesian Rainforests

First-ever global map of Ancient and Endangered Forests brings conservation science to boardrooms of the world’s largest companies

Vancouver, Canada. November 9, 2018.Today marks the public launch of a new online tool that will enable global companies, including H&M, Kimberly-Clark, Inditex/Zara and DK Books, to identify where Ancient and Endangered Forests are in the world. ForestMapper, developed by international environmental not-for-profit Canopy, is the first-ever interactive map of its kind and is designed … Continued

BLOOMBERG: To Keep Old Growth out of New Shirts, Fashion Turns to Technology

This article was published by Bloomberg. Leading designers and retailers supported a nonprofit’s effort to help ease the search for unsavory suppliers active in endangered forests. No one dies for fashion in greater numbers than, it turns out, the trees. More than 150 million are cleared every year, shipped around the world, then pulped and processed … Continued

CanopyStyle Follows the Thread

CANOPY LAUNCHES: CANOPYSTYLE FOLLOWS THE THREAD, A NEW VIDEO THAT CONNECTS CLOTHING IN YOUR LOCAL SHOPS TO THE RAINFORESTS OF NORTHERN SUMATRA   Vancouver, Canada. March 21, 2018. On International Day of Forests, explore how forests and fashion are linked with CanopyStyle Follows the Thread, a video from environmental not-for-profit Canopy. This five-minute video, created by … Continued

Indonesia’s Sun Bear Rainforest: Then and Now

Canopy Senior Campaigner Catherine Stewart and I are now deep in the Indonesian Rainforest, negotiating with large Indonesian mills and meeting with local NGO allies and communities. Seven months ago, the President of Indonesia excised 5,172 hectares of land from mill giant Toba Pulp Lestari’s forest concessions. The land was given “tanah adat” (customary land) status … Continued

Indonesia’s Largest Driver Of Deforestation Shifts Gears

On a recent visit to northern Sumatra I was struck by just how spectacular a global legacy the rainforests of Indonesia are. Home to orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos, Indonesia’s lush rainforests are the inspiration of storybooks. And with 60 billion metric tons of carbon stored in Indonesia’s peatlands, these forests are unsung heroes for our climate.

Indonesian Forest Gem on the Precipice

A recent study calculates that in 2012 Indonesia topped all other countries, losing 840,000 hectares of irreplaceable old-growth rainforest.

Indonesian Pulp And Paper Giant APRIL’s Forest Policy Too Weak

In January 2014, Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper producer and the largest driver of deforestation in the sector, released an updated Sustainable Forest Management Policy. The announcement seems to have been made in direct response to international pressure but unfortunately does nothing to really end deforestation and business as … Continued

Will Asia Pulp and Paper’s policy protect Indonesian forests?

By Dan Howells, Canopy Campaign Director Anniversaries are a funny thing. Especially the early ones. They mark the passing of time and measure where we are – whether in life, at work, amongst friends, or with loved ones. February 5, 2014 was an anniversary. The first one. One year ago, Indonesia’s largest logging company, Asia Pulp … Continued

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