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An Ode to Real Food

This week over five thousand colorful events are taking place in communities across the country to celebrate National Food Day, a project of Center for Science and the Public Interest (CSPI). National Food Day mobilizes people at every step of the food system and aims to promote healthier diets, support local and organic farms, reduce hunger and improve access to food, end factory farming to protect animal rights and the environment and support fair working conditions for farm workers. Given the current state of our food system and it’s...

Represent RAN at a Beats Antique Show Near You!

Rainforest Action Network is partnering with Beats Antique on its Fall Tour, "Creature Carnival," to raise awareness about the importance of protecting tropical rainforests and its many inhabitants. If you aren't familiar with the music of Beats Antique and/or haven't seen one of their spectacular...

REVEL Contest Ends on Tuesday!!!

This is it! Tuesday is the last day to submit your name to win 2 party tickets to REVEL!! That's a $300 value! REVEL is the best party of the year to celebrate the year’s accomplishments at Rainforest Action Network.  Each year,...

Wall Street: Don't Destroy the Great Barrier Reef!

In the coming months, big Wall Street banks could finance the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef. Raise your voice to stop them!  Photo: Shutterstock The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Australia, is the world's biggest stretch of coral reef and is probably the planet’s richest area in terms of animal diversity. It’s home to 1,500 species of fish, 400 kinds of coral, and at least 30 types of whales and dolphins—it’s an important area for humpback whales giving birth and raising their young. The reef is also a key habitat for two endangered—and beautiful—species: the green sea turtle and the dugong, or “sea cow.” And it’s a global treasure, a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site.1 Now the Great Barrier Reef is facing a massive threat. A huge corporation, Adani, wants to expand the...

The Huffington Post: Tigers Don't Want Their Forests Liquidated

"You shouldn't have to worry that installing a new hardwood floor in your kitchen will rob Siberian tigers of their home. Since 1900, we've had a law in this country, the Lacey Act, that prohibits trade in wildlife, fish, and plants that have been illegally taken, possessed, transported, or sold. And since 2008, that law has also prohibited the importation of illegally sourced wood products. The problem is real: According to a report from the United Nations and Interpol, between 15 and 30 percent of the wood traded in the world comes from illegal logging." READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

One Step Closer: Saving the Leuser Ecosystem

This week an important milestone was reached in the effort to save portions of the precious Leuser Ecosytsem in Indonesia. Covering over 6 million acres of intact lowland and mountainous rainforests The Leuser is considered by many scientists and conservationists to be among the most important forests left in Southeast Asia.  It is home to the densest population of orangutans left anywhere, and is the last place on earth where orangutans, tigers, elephants, rhinos and sun bears share the same habitat. This fragile and irreplaceable ecosystem and the extraordinary life it supports are imminently threatened by industrial development. One of the biggest threats has been the expansion of illegal palm oil plantations within the boundaries of the Leuser Protected Ecosystem. However, local organizations and communities have been fighting back by working to physically remove 25,000 acres of illegal plantations from within the boundaries of Leuser. The...

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