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Report: Global Biodiversity Hotspot Threatened; Fate of Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem Depends on Actions by Indonesian President and Palm Oil Giant Musim Mas

Rainforest Action Network releases evidence linking Musim Mas to deforestation in Leuser Ecosystem; says approval of Aceh spatial plan on new president’s desk would be ‘disastrous’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 CONTACT: Before 11/13, contact Laurel Sutherlin, Laurel@ran.org (U.S. 415.246.0161) After 11/13 contact Christopher Herrera Christopher@ran.org (U.S. 510. 290. 5282) In Indonesia, after 11/13, contact Fitri Sukardi to be connected to a RAN spokesperson (+62 81291737400) San Francisco, CA - A new report released today by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) exposes the imminent threats to Indonesia’s high conservation priority Leuser...

Fabulous Protest Brings Deforestation Concerns to Big Fashion’s Front Door

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 6th 2014 ***Colorful high-resolution images of red carpet runway protest available here CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org Activist models stage elaborate red carpet demo at storefronts of fashion brands implicated in forest destruction, rights abuse San Francisco, CA – Today, shoppers in San Francisco’s central shopping district saw a different kind of fashion show when eight models in red dresses paraded down a red carpet catwalk in front of Prada, Victoria Secret and other storefronts waving placards, banners and mock chainsaws. The voguing women were using a playful medium to call attention to a serious message: many of the biggest names in the fashion industry are making their clothes at the expense of forest destruction, human rights abuses and climate pollution. The activists and supporters present were part of Rainforest Action Network’s (RAN) Out of Fashion...

A Halloween Trick for Pepsi

All week, Pepsi has been pushing the hashtag #LetsGetSpooky. What do we think is really spooky, downright scary? Conflict Palm Oil.

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