Forests Publications

Conflict Palm Oil In Practice

This report profiles the palm oil plantation practices of one of Malaysia’s biggest palm oil producers, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK).

Conflict Palm Oil

In rainforests half a world away from the United States, orangutans are making their last stand for survival. Scientists warn that these gentle and intelligent animals, among humankind’s closest kin, could become extinct within our lifetime if their rainforest homes continue to be destroyed for palm oil plantations. But the primary threat pushing them toward extinction lies much closer to home than you may think: you’ll find it hidden in the snack food aisle of your local grocery store, and likely in your own shopping cart.

Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions about Palm Oil

What is palm oil? Why are rainforests being burned down for palm oil? How can you help stop rainforests from being burned down for palm oil? These are good questions—and we have answers. Here’s everything you need to know about the world’s most widely used edible oil.

Truth and Consequences: Palm Oil Plantations Push Unique Orangutan Population to Brink of Extinction

A manmade inferno inside the globally renowned Tripa rainforest in Aceh, Indonesia is pushing this forest’s unique population of Sumatran orangutans to the brink of extinction. Destruction inside palm oil plantation leases is driving the end of this great lowland forest, despite years of efforts by local communities to defend their forests and livelihood.

Are YOU Connected To Rainforest Destruction?

This infographic shows exactly how pristine rainforests get turned into palm oil plantations, how they make their way onto our grocery store shelves and into our homes, and what we can do about it.

Protect-an-Acre Brochure

Protect-an-Acre Empowers forest communities by providing financial aid to traditionally under-funded organizations and communities in forest regions.

Indonesia, Climate Change, and Rainforests Brochure

This image-rich trifold brochure summarizes the driving forces behind Indonesia's deforestation crisis as well as its impact on wildlife, humans and the climate.

Corruption, Land Conflict and Forest Destruction: an Asia Pulp and Paper case study from Sumatra, Indonesia

Read about the community of Desum Gembira’s struggle to protect their land from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). APP is rapidly clear cutting and draining huge areas of Indonesia's diverse rainforests and peatlands and violating community rights and impacting livelihoods across the archipelago.

Cargill's Problems With Palm Oil

This report documents systemic failures in agribusiness giant Cargill's supply chain.

Rainforest-Safe Kids' Books: How do Publishers Stack Up?

RAN’s Rainforest-Safe Kids’ Books buying guide ranks eleven of the nation’s largest children book publishers for their commitments to protect Indonesia's rainforests and the environment. Disney is ranked Avoid for failing to keep rainforest destruction out of its books.