Stop the Olympics from destroying the rainforests

RAN and our partners — TuK Indonesia and WALHI — have been investigating a giant logging and palm oil company called Korindo, which has been cutting down rainforests in Indonesia. Korindo’s timber supply chain extends into some of the most biodiverse tropical ecosystems in the world, including the home of the critically endangered Bornean orangutan.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT: Rainforest defenders, torture and banks

What do human rights abuses, 2020 Olympics and banks have in common? Wrongfully arrested and tortured by police for defending their own land… These are just a couple of the unimaginable human tragedies we’ve discovered in the rainforests of North Maluku, Indonesia.

Broken Promises

Olympic authorities have violated their pledge to host a sustainable Olympics in 2020. Our joint investigation found Korindo wood used in the construction of Olympic venues from the same mill linked to destruction of orangutan habitat and large-scale conversion of tropical rainforests.

Perilous Report

We detail how Korindo’s logging and oil palm operations in North Maluku have, among other things, violated numerous Indonesian laws, destroyed community farms and forests, used fire to clear land, and engaged police who have harassed and mistreated local community members.

Development Director

The Development Director is a leadership-team level position responsible for leading RAN’s skilled fundraising team to raise an annual budget of about $8.0 million. RAN’s revenues are comprised of donations from four primary sources: major donors, individual contributors (including planned giving), foundations, and special events. We are looking for a seasoned candidate with a creative and strategic development vision, including the ability to work collaboratively to generate new and innovative ideas. This position is expected to leverage RAN’s program achievements and media coverage into meaningful connections with potential donors and funders as well as to create and drive RAN’s fundraising vision as we grow our work of cutting edge environmental and human rights activism.

Breaking News: Indofood Penalized

Today, Indonesia’s largest food company, Indofood, was SANCTIONED by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the world’s largest certification system for “sustainable” palm oil. Demand that buyers, joint venture partners, and financiers end all business with Indofood until the company adopts a comprehensive “No Deforestation, No Peatland Destruction, No Exploitation” policy and implementation plan.