A visual insight into just some of the work to provide alternatives to logging for local people in Sumatra, including the use of elephant patrols to catch illegal logging activities in the forests.
Greenpeace on Nestle’s continued palm oil use in their products, and their prepared statement on Palm oil use. Support the Greenpeace campaign and put pressure on Nestle, the largest food and drinks company in the world, to act on this issue.
Indonesia will introduce a two-year moratorium on deforestation to help tackle climate change, the country’s president has said. Read the BBC News article here. This is excellent news for Indonesia, backed by Norway, who have agreed to contribute up to $1bn (£694) to help preserve Indonesia’s forests.
The Sumatran Orangutan population is critically endangered with numbers down to 7,000. Borneo is healthier.. but will it follow the same path? Read the article from ecolocalizer.com, here.
This article, from the Rainforest Action Network, shows us how America’s book publishing industry is contributing to massive Indonesian rainforest destruction, and a campaign to make this change.
Welcome to the Goodchild Global blog!
We are dedicated to the promotion of sustainable agroforestry practice in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Our business is focussed on the sustainable sourcing and supply of non-timber forest products, an important alternative to logging, and the devastating slash-and-burn clearance of rainforests for monoculture palm oil plantations.
Non-timber forest products are an important part of changing the future for Indonesian rainforest land-use. Without change, the future for this richly bio-diverse environment looks bleak.
I’m Jenny Goodchild, and I’ll be posting a lot more on this topic in days to come, exploring not only the rich habitats of this area, the effects of logging (legal and illegal) by the timber and paper trades, and the Palm oil industry, but also the threats and issues faced by local people - and how these people are the key to showing us the way forward.
You can find out more about our company and the sustainable products we are offering, at our website: http://www.goodchildglobal.co.uk