Palm oil plantations displace more than orang-utans
The Western focus on saving the endangered Borneo orang-utan from palm oil plantations overlooks the industry’s effect on indigenous communities and the climate change impact of the loss of peat forests.
While scientists have found vulnerable native species are surviving in tiny remote habitats with very specific conditions, the difficulty is in locating these refuges before it’s too late to protect them.
The battle to save WA’s endangered black cockatoos
A proposed gravel mine in the hills south of Perth threatens to devastate the breeding habitat of three federally protected black cockatoo species, incensing local residents devoted to their protection.