As environmental consciousness across the world intensifies, governments corporations and financial institutions struggle to justify the devastation being inflicted to our ecosystems.

In West Kalimantan, Indonesia, a large palm oil company called Bumitama Agri is illegally destroying vast areas of rain forest including fragile Orang-utan habitat and protected forest reserves, in violation of the law, the criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and their financiers’ own policies.

To see the report by Friends of the Earth, please go to libcloud.s3.amazonaws.com/93/0a/2/3326/FOE_CommodityCrimes_LowRes.pdf
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The Uganda Government's willingness to allow foreign companies access to Ugandan land, and forest, is leading to the displacement of local communities and the destruction of their traditional way of life. The large-scale handover of the land they depend…


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The Uganda Government's willingness to allow foreign companies access to Ugandan land, and forest, is leading to the displacement of local communities and the destruction of their traditional way of life. The large-scale handover of the land they depend on threatens their livelihoods and infringes their basic human rights.

For more information, please go to:
foei.org/en/what-we-do/land-grabbing/life-land-and-justice-in-uganda

An article by John Vidal in the Guardian:
guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/apr/23/world-bank-land-grabs-africa

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