Illegal Logging and Road Construction for Palm Oil Pushing Endangered Species to Extinction in the Leuser Ecosystem

Newly collected evidence by Rainforest Action Network field teams exposes that rampant logging, land clearance and road construction for oil palm plantations is leaving endangered Sumatran orangutans fighting for life in isolated forest patches in a region known as the ‘orangutan capital of the world.’ Despite repeated exposés chronicling the controversial practices of both palm oil companies named here, to date, among major palm oil buyers, only Unilever has announced that both companies are on its suspended supplier list. Nestlé, Mars and Mondelēz have failed to publicly respond or issue lists of their suspended suppliers in the Leuser Ecosystem.

Protect Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem

Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem is a shining example of why we need to Keep Forests Standing. It is like no other place in the world; the last place on Earth where Sumatran orangutans, elephants, tigers, rhinos, and sun bears still roam the same habitat. But the survival of the Leuser Ecosystem is at a crossroads. The brands and banks responsible for fueling the destruction of this biodiversity hotspot are global companies with global customers, which is why we need your help to pressure them to take action.

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Good news from Kellogg 🎉

Breaking News: Kellogg announces stronger Palm Oil and Deforestation Policies including precedent-setting protections for human rights defenders and a commitment to forest restoration!

How do the Snack Food Giants compare on Cutting Conflict Palm Oil?

How do the Snack Food Giants compare on Cutting Conflict Palm Oil? Our assessment has found that their paper promises have not stopped deforestation, have not mitigated threats to endangered species, and have not delivered remedy for the exploitation of Indigenous Peoples, local communities and workers.

Snack food giant assessment

The Most Important Place You’ve Never Heard Of

Can you picture a rhinoceros in the rainforest? Add a herd of elephants, families of orangutans swinging through the treetops and tigers prowling the understory and there is only one place in the world you could be: Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem, one of Earth’s most ancient forest ecosystems…

rhino, elephant, and tiger

15 Stunning Photos from The Last Place on Earth [UPDATED]

The Leuser Ecosystem, one of the most important rainforests in Southeast Asia, is being destroyed for massive industrial development including the expansion of palm oil plantations.

The Elephant Bridge

We’ve really got something to celebrate after “World Elephant Day!” Thanks to your petitions, strong negotiating by our campaign team, and powerful media exposés, we’re so very pleased to announce the protection and connection of the rainforest bridge Sumatran elephants use to migrate between critical parts of their habitat…their home.

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