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Who still banks on destroying Indonesia's forests?

Posted by jamie — 15 March 2017 at 12:07am - Comments
Forest clearance in land owned by a subsidiary of Bumitama Gunajaya Agro, West K
All rights reserved. Credit: Ulet Ifansasti / Greenpeace
Many major banks need to act and refuse funding to palm oil companies that destroy forests

A few weeks ago, HSBC took a big step forward in cutting its links with the destruction of Indonesia's forests by pledging to end funding for destructive palm oil companies. But HSBC is not the only bank lending money to palm oil companies pushing further and further into the forest, and the others now have a lot of catching up to do.

HSBC: what they've said about funding deforestation, and why it's wrong

Posted by jamie — 8 February 2017 at 2:59pm - Comments
Bulldozers clearing peatland forest in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
All rights reserved. Credit: Kemal Jufri / Greenpeace
Bumitama, the company behind these bulldozers, received loans from HSBC despite breaching the bank's policies

Over three weeks ago, we exposed how HSBC is funding palm oil companies that are tearing up Indonesia's forests. Since then, thousands of emails have been sent to the CEO. Now HSBC is responding to those emails, but what it's saying is at times misguided, and other times just plain wrong.

Sumatran rhino found while forest habitat is lost

Posted by jamie — 30 March 2016 at 8:13am - Comments
Sumatran rhino found in East Kalimantan, Indonesia
All rights reserved. Credit: Ari Wibowo / WWF-Indonesia
This rhino is being moved to relative safety, but the species is still critically endangered

Good news for rhino fans: last week, researchers announced the first live encounter with a Sumatran rhino in Borneo for over 40 years. But the human pressures that have pushed this species to the brink of extinction are still very much in play.

How tiny plastic people protested around the world

Posted by jamie — 1 July 2014 at 2:49pm - Comments

The news of LEGO's cosy relationship with Shell has led to tiny protests erupting around the country - nay, the world. Famous national and international landmarks have been festooned with banners as the streets resounded the stamp of little plastic feet. What a day it's been.

In photos: Arctic 30 homecoming

Posted by jamie — 28 December 2013 at 11:05am - Comments
Phil, Alex and Kieron at St Pancras station
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Phil, Alex and Kieron arrive at St Pancras station

Captain Pete Willcox is home, and the rest of the non-Russians in the Arctic 30 are either home as well or on their way. There have been some amazing scenes on their arrival home - here are a few of my favourite photos from the last two days.

VIDEO: 'All the support we received made it more bearable'

Posted by jamie — 28 December 2013 at 10:09am - Comments

Just after arriving back in London yesterday from Russia, Phil recorded this message about what all the support from around the world meant to him and the rest of the Arctic 30.

And one thank you is never enough. Here are other members of the Arctic 30 expressing their gratitude for everything you've done to support them.

Arctic 30: they're home!

Posted by jamie — 27 December 2013 at 5:03pm - Comments
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Home at last: Anthony, Kieron, Alex, Iain and Phil arrive in London

They're finally home.

An hour ago, Alex, Anthony, Phil, Iain, and Kieron stepped through arrivals at St Pancras International, and are completely free at last.

VIDEO: 'Thank you so much. You give us hope.'

Posted by jamie — 20 November 2013 at 12:20pm - Comments

The Arctic 30 detention hearings are continuing today - you can watch the live feed from court and follow the latest updates - and so far, 15 people have been granted bail. Colin Russell is the notable exception, and we'll be appealing that decision.

Here are two videos straight out of St Petersburg - an uplifting message from Faiza, and a powerful statement from Kieron.

Arctic 30: 'I haven't committed a crime. I have nothing to run from.'

Posted by jamie — 19 November 2013 at 1:23pm - Comments

The detention hearings are continuing, and so far everyone has been granted bail - apart from Colin Russell, the ship's radio operator. It's inconsistent and unfair, but as you can see from this video filmed yesterday in court, Colin still looks strong and his words are beautiful.

LIVE: watch the Arctic 30 court hearings

Posted by jamie — 19 November 2013 at 10:26am - Comments

Watch the court proceedings live from St Petersburg, where the detention hearings for the Arctic 30 are taking place. And follow updates from Twitter below - they're coming from Russia and around the world so of course don't necessarily reflect our thoughts or views.

About Jamie

I'm a forests campaigner working mainly on Indonesia. My personal mumblings can be found @shrinkydinky.

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