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Animal rights group responds to permit for palm oil company

Medan - The former governor of Aceh who granted a permit to a palm oil company, said he did so to bring attention to failing climate change policies, but SOCP in a response to the governor today, called his actions "completely reprehensible."

SOCP: Orangutans gone by end of 2012 unless deforestation halted Special

Medan - After yesterday's decision by the Banda Aceh Administrative Court not to rule on a case brought by a coalition to protect orang-utans and their habitat in the Tripa forest, we spoke with Ian Singleton of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme.

Op-Ed: Indonesia court ruling on palm oil case is a cop out

Banda Aceh - An Indonesian court has refused to rule on a lawsuit brought by conservationists trying to protect orang-utans in the Tripa forest on the coast of Aceh province. The decision, or lack thereof, is a devastating blow for the apes.

Op-Ed: Outrage as palm oil companies exterminate hundreds of orang-utans

Banda Aceh - Devastating fires deliberately set by palm oil companies in Indonesia may have killed hundreds of Sumatran orang-utans. And the land grab means the creatures may have only weeks or a few months, before disappearing forever.

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Sumatran orangutans have been decimated by illegal fires set by palm oil companies.
Sumatran orangutans have been decimated by illegal fires set by palm oil companies.