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 demand that RAN stops promoting primary forest logging as a false solution to rainforest loss and diminishment,…… Continue reading RELEASE: Rainforest Action Network Expands Misleading Greenwashing of Primary Forest Logging

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 efforts to dump uncapped 100 million tons of mine waste on ocean floor in Madang Province has…… Continue reading RELEASE: Papua New Guinea’s Indigenous Landowners Stripped of Land Rights as Chinese Communist Influence Grows

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 all exports of rosewood and precious timber for two to five years. With the export ban in…… Continue reading VICTORY! Madagascar Reinstates Rainforest Protections Following EI Led Global Public Outcry

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 President Nicolas Sarkozy last week said rich nations must do more to help fight deforestation, as he…… Continue reading RELEASE: French President Sarkozy’s Dangerous Deforestation Doublespeak

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 EcoInternet's (EI) ongoing campaigns in Madagascar [1] and Papua New Guinea [2] (PNG) to end primary forest…… Continue reading RELEASE: Global Campaign to Protect and Restore Old Forests Gaining Traction

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 great man that led his country to independence, Mr. Somare is now using his "Grand Chief" status…… Continue reading EARTH MEANDERS: Ode to Madang

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 from loggers shot as a warning to the community. With local opposition to Rimbunan Hijau and continued…… Continue reading PAPUA NEW GUINEA RAINFOREST: Madang Police Issue Violent Warning to Logging Opposition

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 to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) co-initiator of the initiative. In the letter, they are urged to end…… Continue reading RELEASE: WWF Confronted for Rainforest “Greenwashing” of “Sustainable” Palm Oil

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 Council (FSC) to stop certifying as environmentally acceptable the first time logging of old forests [1]. After…… Continue reading RELEASE: deRANged II The Sequel — Rainforest Action Network Endangers World’s Rainforests