Remembering Becky Tarbotton, 1973 – 2012

It has been two years since we lost our dear friend Becky Tarbotton, and two years since the environmental movement lost a rare and visionary force. We still miss Becky…

RAN Rocks Expo West Conference

Health food companies selling products with Conflict Palm Oil are called to address the Orangutan in the room. Last weekend, RAN took the truth on Conflict Palm Oil to the…

Mars Steps Up!

We have great news—your actions are delivering REAL victories for rainforests. After nearly a year of negotiations, Mars has announced that it will only source palm oil from companies that…

How to Drive Change Through the Palm Oil Supply Chain

Over the past ten years, the disappearance of Indonesia’s and Malaysia’s most rich, pristine, and biologically diverse rainforests has been accelerating faster than ever. These rainforests are now ground zero…

Does Your Family’s Valentine’s Candy Contain Child Labor?

First, the bad news. This week, as millions of schoolchildren across the U.S. share Valentine’s candy and chocolate, they’ll be unwittingly—and unwillingly—contributing to child labor taking place on the other…

5 Ways Our Network Is Saving the Planet

Dear friends, Early in the New Year, I received a text concerning my two nieces that read, “We are all safe but leaving town—state of Emergency declared in Charleston as…

Thank You

You know what I’m thankful for this year? You. Everything RAN has accomplished this past year is thanks to you. Please don’t think for a second that I’m just saying…

Conflict Palm Oil Case Study – Cargill and Snack Food 20 At Risk!

Clearance of forest for a new Bumitama palm oil plantation. Photo: The Centre for Orangutan Protection[/caption] [TRIGGER WARNING] This article documents rainforest destruction and incidents of orangutan fatalities in relation…