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Palm Oil
Palm Oil plantation in Indonesia. Fires in background.
The oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) is a prime example of how large-scale, commercial agricultural plantations are driving deforestation and cultural destruction. Indigenous to Central Africa, Malaysia and Indonesia alone account for 85% of world palm oil exports. [more]

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Palm Oil Links:

  • Costa Rica: the depredatory practices of an oil palm plantation company - Article about Palma Tica's practices in the Central Pacific and Southern regions of Costa Rica.
  • Deforestation in Colombia - Case study from American University's Trade and Environment Database (TED).
  • Nigeria: Malaysian corporation to invest in palm oil production - Article from the World Rainforest Movement bulletin.
  • Oil Palm Plantation in Cambodia - Article from the World Rainforest Movement bulletin.
  • ONE STOP PLACE for all Tropical Oil Industry participants - PalmOil.com provides a worldwide tropical oils industry participants database, online OsterDowJones oilseeds news, news alert via email, notice board and an industry forum for the palm oil, palm kernel oil, coconut oil, specialty fats and oleochemicals markets.
  • Sawit Watch: an Indonesian network against oil palm plantations - About the creation of an NGO network dedicated to monitoring oil palm plantations in Indonesia.
  • The Hesitant Boom - Indonesia's Palm Oil Sub-Sector in an Era of Economic Crisis and Political Change. PDF report from the Center for International Forestry Research.
  • World Rainforest Movement: Oil Palm Plantations - Index of articles on oil palm plantations from the World Rainforest Movement.

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