Biodiversity — Earth’s million-piece puzzle

The forests of the world are “biodiversity hotspots,” places where we can find an extraordinarily high number of unique species — including species that are currently threatened with extinction in the wild. But biodiversity is so much more than just the sum total of individual species, which is why we have to protect places like the last tropical rainforests, stretching from Indonesia to the Amazon, with all that we have.

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We must keep forests standing, uphold rights and protect the climate

Here we are in a new year and 2020 requires bold action from all of us. We must keep forests intact and standing. We must uphold the rights of frontline and Indigenous communities as they face the most immediate harm. We must draw a line in the sand: not another forest cleared.

Fast facts about Australia fires

The images and video coming from Australia are devastating. Yet again, the climate crisis is fueling another horrifying event, one that has killed an estimated 500 million animals, dozens of…

The Leuser Ecosystem: At the Frontlines of Extinction

This blog comes to us from Heather Rally, a wildlife veterinarian who worked on the covert operations for the highly acclaimed film Racing Extinction. You have likely heard of the Amazon or…

From the Field: A Call To Protect Sumatra’s Crown Jewel

Chances are you’ve heard of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, America’s Yellowstone and Africa’s Serengeti – iconic wild areas rightly famous the world over for their outstanding natural grandeur. But how…

ADM vs. Responsible Palm Oil & Human Rights

Unlike 2008’s showdown, nobody from RAN attended this year’s Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) shareholder meeting to hold CEO Patricia Woertz’ ass to the fire. Nonetheless, ADM did not get away…

Can Protected Areas Combat the Sixth Mass Extinction?

Our planet is currently facing one of the most destructive extinction events in the history of the earth, with an estimated loss of 30,000 species per year, known as the…

What is Sustainable Palm Oil? Part Three

This is the third and final installment in a series of posts that endeavors to answer a simple question: What is sustainable palm oil? The answer, of course, is anything…