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Failure of Indonesia’s palm oil commitment ‘not bad news’ [commentary]
(July 27, 2016, 12:29 am) Scott Poynton is the founder of The Forest Trust (TFT), an international non-profit that works with corporations to address environmental challenges. In this editorial, Poynton says there is “no time for NGO Handwringing: IPOP was a distraction. Its demise is not bad news”. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
On World Mangrove Day, 9 things to know about these tough plants
(July 26, 2016, 8:19 pm) Over half of the world’s mangrove forests have been lost in the last century, but conservationists and governments are increasingly recognizing them as important carbon sinks, habitat for commercial seafood species, and storm buffers.
Study concludes conservation NGOs might be better off working outside the RSPO
(July 26, 2016, 6:37 pm) Conservation non-governmental organizations, palm oil producers, and other players in the industry have all promoted the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s efforts, but a new study published in the journal Conservation and Society looks at how effective NGOs’ participation in the RSPO scheme truly is.
Mexico bans gillnets to protect rare vaquita porpoise
(July 26, 2016, 7:00 am) To protect the world’s rarest and most threatened marine mammal, Mexico will permanently ban the use of gillnets throughout the range of vaquita porpoise from September, and phase out night fishing by the end of this year.
Fish farms need not be outlawed in Indonesia’s Lake Toba: minister
(July 25, 2016, 9:05 pm) Local officials had sent in the security forces to dismantle villagers’ floating cages, part of an effort to boost tourism and clear out pollution in the country’s giant Lake Toba, but the farmers want more time to complete the harvest, or else to receive compensation.