oil palm plantations

DR Congo Announces World's Largest Protected Wetland

DR Congo Announces World's Largest Protected Wetland

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 24, 2008 (ENS) – The Ngiri-Tumba-Maindombe area in the Democratic Republic of Congo has become the world’s largest Wetland of International Importance, officially recognized by the Ramsar Convention, a treaty protecting designated wetlands. A ceremony to announce the recognition of Ngiri-Tumba-Maindombe as a Ramsar wetland is set for today…

Human Thirst for Palm Oil Wipes Out Rare Forest Birds

Human Thirst for Palm Oil Wipes Out Rare Forest Birds

LONDON, UK, January 11, 2008 (ENS) – Many more bird species are threatened with extinction than previously feared, according to analyses of satellite images that reveal for the first time the extent of deforestation occurring on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. The island is a stronghold for a number of birds found…