Category: Rainforest Conservation

EcoInternet has helped save Karawari, Papua New Guinea’s unique cave art and rainforests. Photo by: Lucas Sorge 4

VICTORY! Thrilling Rainforest Victory for Karawari Indigenous Cave Art, the Great Nation of Papua New Guinea, and EcoInternet

Australian Broadcasting Corporation media coverage – So incredibly gratifying to be called out by renowned anthropologist Nancy Sullivan – simply an amazing woman – for having helped protect ancient cave art and surrounding rainforests. Much work to be...

Virunga’s mountain gorillas protected from oil with the help of EcoInternet and you 6

EcoInternet Hails Victory Protecting Virunga National Park and Gorillas from SOCO Oil

Vital precedents set that rainforests and oil don’t mix, global people power can protect local ecosystems, and all remaining old-growth forests must be protected from industrial development By EcoInternet – http://EcoInternet.org/ British oil company SOCO International has cancelled...

EARTH MEANDERS: The Great Rainforest Heist 0

EARTH MEANDERS: The Great Rainforest Heist

How environmental groups gone bad greenwash logging Earth's last primary old forests Essay by Dr. Glen Barry, EcoInternet Earth Meanders come from Earth's Newsdesk SummaryMost major environmental NGOs – including Greenpeace and the Rainforest Action Network in particular...

RELEASE: Today as Rainforest Action Network and Awardee Naomi Klein REVEL, Primary Rainforests Continue to Be Destroyed in Their Names 0

RELEASE: Today as Rainforest Action Network and Awardee Naomi Klein REVEL, Primary Rainforests Continue to Be Destroyed in Their Names

By Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet http://www.ecoearth.info/newsdesk/ CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org – Once again EcoInternet's true global rainforest action network questions the dominate paradigm that primary rainforests exist to be industrially logged [search]. The Rainforest Action...

RELEASE/VICTORY: Papua New Guinea Begins Commission of Inquiry into Rainforest Land Grabs 0

RELEASE/VICTORY: Papua New Guinea Begins Commission of Inquiry into Rainforest Land Grabs

By Earth's Newsdesk and the Rainforest Portal, projects of EcoInternet javascript:void(0); CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org Once again EcoInternet's true global rainforest action network contributes to questioning and obstructing the dominate paradigm that primary rainforests exist to be...

RELEASE/VICTORY: Ecuador Sets Major Rainforest and Climate Protection Precedent 12

RELEASE/VICTORY: Ecuador Sets Major Rainforest and Climate Protection Precedent

By Earth's Newsdesk and the Rainforest Portal, projects of EcoInternet CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org It is reported Ecuador will be compensated for leaving oil reserves in Yasuni National Park untouched. This is a major victory for Ecuador,...

RELEASE: Rainforest Action Network Expands Misleading Greenwashing of Primary Forest Logging 5

RELEASE: Rainforest Action Network Expands Misleading Greenwashing of Primary Forest Logging

RAN's recent "rainforest safe" book and luxury shopping bag campaigns show they value greenwashing primary forest logging [search] and sustaining old growth timber markets more than ecological science showing without primary forest logging ban biosphere collapses. EcoInternet renews...

RELEASE: Papua New Guinea’s Indigenous Landowners Stripped of Land Rights as Chinese Communist Influence Grows 5

RELEASE: Papua New Guinea’s Indigenous Landowners Stripped of Land Rights as Chinese Communist Influence Grows

PNG government amends Environment Act [search] with no debate to remove powers from landowners to challenge in court resource development projects on their customary land. Move reflects increased pressure by foreign developers, particularly Chinese government's mining agency, whose...

VICTORY! Madagascar Reinstates Rainforest Protections Following EI Led Global Public Outcry 9

VICTORY! Madagascar Reinstates Rainforest Protections Following EI Led Global Public Outcry

Madagascar's transitional government last week reinstated a ban on rosewood logging [search] and exports, following prolonged and growing pressure over illegal logging of its national parks spearheaded by EcoInternet. As reported by Mongabay, the decree (no. 2010-141) prohibits...

RELEASE: French President Sarkozy’s Dangerous Deforestation Doublespeak 2

RELEASE: French President Sarkozy’s Dangerous Deforestation Doublespeak

Pledges to work to end deforestation as French company prepares to ship illegal logs from Madagascar From Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet (EI) You can still TAKE ACTION on this matter at: http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/send.aspx?id=madagascar_landgrab (Paris, France) — French...

RELEASE: Global Campaign to Protect and Restore Old Forests Gaining Traction 12

RELEASE: Global Campaign to Protect and Restore Old Forests Gaining Traction

Campaigns to end industrial primary rainforest logging in Papua New Guinea and Madagascar based upon ecological science, and meant to end corruption and ecological harm By Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet (EI) CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org...

EARTH MEANDERS: Ode to Madang 16

EARTH MEANDERS: Ode to Madang

By Dr. Glen Barry, EcoInternet Earth Meanders come from Earth's Newsdesk Yet another paradise lost? Prime Minister Michael Somare of Papua New Guinea is ruling as a Mugabe like thug bent upon becoming a tin-pot dictator. Once a...

PAPUA NEW GUINEA RAINFOREST: Madang Police Issue Violent Warning to Logging Opposition 1

PAPUA NEW GUINEA RAINFOREST: Madang Police Issue Violent Warning to Logging Opposition

By Earth’s Newsdesk and Asples PNG, projects of EcoInternet http://www.ecoearth.info/newsdesk/ CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org With logging stopped by court order, violence breaks out in Ramu logging area in Papua New Guinea. Two youths in custody for stealing...

RELEASE: WWF Confronted for Rainforest “Greenwashing” of “Sustainable” Palm Oil 11

RELEASE: WWF Confronted for Rainforest “Greenwashing” of “Sustainable” Palm Oil

By Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet http://www.ecoearth.info/newsdesk/ CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org An Open Letter signed by more than 80 organizations from 31 countries was delivered yesterday to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [search] and...

RELEASE: deRANged II The Sequel  — Rainforest Action Network Endangers World’s Rainforests 20

RELEASE: deRANged II The Sequel — Rainforest Action Network Endangers World’s Rainforests

By Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet http://www.ecoearth.info/newsdesk/ CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org (EARTH) — Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has unexpectedly pulled out of nearly completed secret negotiations with EcoInternet to work jointly to reform the Forest Stewardship...

New York City Activists Unfurl 35-foot Banner on High Line to Protest Park’s Use of FSC-Certified Amazon Wood 1

New York City Activists Unfurl 35-foot Banner on High Line to Protest Park’s Use of FSC-Certified Amazon Wood

From Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet (EI) Contact: Tim Doody: rainforestsny@gmail.com Simon Counsell: info@fsc-watch.org Dr. Glen Barry: glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org PHOTOS AND VIDEO OF BANNER: http://RFNY.org http://www.flickr.com/photos/32461153@N08/ September 24th, New York: This morning, environmental activists unfurled a 35-foot banner...

RELEASE: “Good REDD” Fully Protects and Restores Old Forest Carbon and Local Livelihoods 5

RELEASE: “Good REDD” Fully Protects and Restores Old Forest Carbon and Local Livelihoods

All Copenhagen bound climate parties urged to get back to basics of avoiding deforestation and degradation as a keystone climate change response. The focus must be upon ending first time industrial logging of primary forests, while providing local...

RELEASE: Police Violently Attack Peaceful Indigenous Blockade in Peruvian Amazon, Killing Many 4

RELEASE: Police Violently Attack Peaceful Indigenous Blockade in Peruvian Amazon, Killing Many

Peruvian police reportedly shot indigenous protesters from helicopters — as peaceful protesters were protecting their ancestral land. Online affinity campaign demanding Peru respect indigenous rights continues. TAKE ACTION! Peru's police have clashed with Amazon tribes opposed to foreign...

RELEASE: Malaysia’s Hollow Democracy:  Government Censors Internet Criticism of Global Rainforest for Oil Palm Land Grab 2

RELEASE: Malaysia’s Hollow Democracy: Government Censors Internet Criticism of Global Rainforest for Oil Palm Land Grab

Government documents regarding planned Amazon oil palm project by Malaysian government agency removed from Internet, and all email messages into country regarding the project are being delete By Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet (EI) CONTACT: Dr. Glen...