The Palm Scribe

Giant lizards are thriving on Borneo’s oil palm plantations

Oil palm trees plague the once untouched and wild island of Borneo. Towering rainforests have been…

Palm oil politics impede sustainability in Southeast Asia

Indonesia and Malaysia are at the centre of the world’s decades-long palm oil boom. Between them…

Decades of experience refute argument that planting damages peatland

With the relentless global pressure over environmental destruction and degradation the Indonesian government has moved to…

A 10-point plan to stop tropical forest deforestation

The World Economic Forum-hosted Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 is advocating a 10-point plan to remove deforestation…

Export dependent Indonesia, moves to tighten sustainability in its palm oil industry

As export markets for Indonesian palm oil become increasingly competitive and restrictive, the Indonesian government is…

No, palm oil is not responsible for 40% of global deforestation

A little over a month ago, Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Ministry sought to extend a moratorium on issuing…

Improving sustainability will help counter negative campaign against Indonesian palm oil

Medan – Stakeholders in the Indonesian Palm Oil sector, are calling for joint efforts to counter…

People, palm oil, pulp, and planet: four perspectives on Indonesia’s fire-stricken peatlands

Peat means different things to different people. To many Irish people, it means fuel. To the…

Orangutans in and around palm oil plantations

How orangutan can exist in conservation areas near plantations and human settlements For some 47 orangutans…