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COVID-19 no excuse for dropping guard against illegal fishing, Indonesia says – Mongabay.com

COVID-19 no excuse for dropping guard against illegal fishing, Indonesia says  Mongabay.com

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Pandemic staple: Report links top tuna company to forced labor, illegal fishing – Mongabay.com

Pandemic staple: Report links top tuna company to forced labor, illegal fishing  Mongabay.com

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Peru shares its fisheries surveillance data with the world – Mongabay.com


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Peru shares its fisheries surveillance data with the world
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For Miguel Ángel Vallejos, director of supervision and inspection with Peru's Ministry of Production (a.k.a. PRODUCE), the country's move is a tool to fight illegal fishing and overfishing. “Sharing and publishing this information is an example of

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Humpback whales near Antarctica making a comeback, study finds – Mongabay.com


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Humpback whales near Antarctica making a comeback, study finds
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Populations of humpback whales living in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica could be rebounding, new research suggests. During the late 19th and early 20th century, commercial whalers hunted humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) to near extinction

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Controversial palm oil project in Cameroon rainforest to resume – Mongabay.com

Controversial palm oil project in Cameroon rainforest to resume
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The Cameroonian government has lifted the suspension on controversial palm oil project in the northwestern part of the Central African nation, reports the AFP. The project, run by U.S.-based Herakles Farms, was suspended by the company last month

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Controversial palm oil project halted in Cameroon – Mongabay.com


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Controversial palm oil project halted in Cameroon
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But the company's commitment has been questioned since its decision to not seek eco-certification under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for the project. Herakles has also made dubious claims about the environmental benefits of palm oil

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Court rules for palm oil company in controversial deforestation case – Mongabay.com


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Court rules for palm oil company in controversial deforestation case
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Environmental groups opposed the 1,605-hectare concession, saying it not only violates the moratorium but also threatens the habitat of critically endangered Sumatran orangutans. The Aceh chapter of the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi)

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Controversial chief minister of Sarawak asked to step down until corruption … – Mongabay.com


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Controversial chief minister of Sarawak asked to step down until corruption
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Posing as prospective palm oil developers, representatives from the NGO met with Chief Minister Taib's cousins, whose lawyers offer advice in tax evasion and asks for a ten percent kickback for Taib. The land in question is inhabited by indigenous people.

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Activists warn of industrial palm oil expansion in Congo rainforest – Mongabay.com

Activists warn of industrial palm oil expansion in Congo rainforest
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Another controversial concession, this time in Cameroon, has received considerable pushback from international NGOs as well as local groups. U.S.-based Herakles Farms is working to develop a 60,000 hectare palm oil plantation in forest bordering four

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Sri Lanka to give poached ivory to Buddhist temple, flouting international … – Mongabay.com

Sri Lanka to give poached ivory to Buddhist temple, flouting international
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"The lengths of these tusks are from 1 ½ feet to 8 feet which clearly shows that the poachers have massacred even the baby elephants," Weeraratne said. "They may have killed a herd of 170 to 200 elephants to obtain these tusks. By gifting this blood

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