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Changing Times: UNESCO Committee Keeps Sumatran Rainforest on List of World Heritage In Danger
Environment  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, environment, forests, Sustainabililty, wildlife, Sumatra, protection, world heritage rainforests, Leuser Ecosystem, Annette Gartland )

- 19 days ago -
The committee also detailed new measures that it says need to be taken to address the problems of poaching, illegal logging, encroachment, and road expansion in SumatraâEUR(TM)s world heritage rainforests
Changing Times: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Suspends Nestle for Breach of Conduct
Business  (tags: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO, NestlĂ©, Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), KitKat, NescafĂ©, Maggi, Nesquik, numerous breakfast cereals, including Cheerios, Shreddies, corporate, ethics, Sustainable Development, Annette Gartland )

- 24 days ago -
This results in the suspension of RSPO certification at all its facilities and subsidiaries. "We hereby request that Nestlé fully comply and commit to the RSPO statutes and code of conduct for members 2017 by 20 July 2018," the RSPO stated.
Changing Times: Fighting Coal Mine Expansion: Charges Against Australia's Wollar Three Are Dismissed
Business  (tags: Aboriginal, Australia, Bev Smiles, Bruce Hughes, Bylong, coal, culture, habitat, heritage, Hunter Valley, KEPCO, mining, Mudgee, NSW, Peabody, Stephanie Luke, Wilpinjong, Annette Gartland, Changing Times, Good News )

- 45 days ago -
"Australians should have the right to express their views & protest projects they see as harmful to humanity & the environment." "This is a win for people power & the right to protest. Congratulations to the Wollar Three, this was always a political ...
Defending Palestine: Upcoming Conference Will Link Human and Animal Rights
Animals  (tags: Palestinian Animal League (PAL), animal rights, human rights, animalwelfare, education, information, support, vegan cafeteria, Annette Gartland )

- 100 days ago -
We see the goal of seeking justice for people and animals as interlinked challenges that can, and should, be tackled in tandem, We cannot wait until the end of occupation to build a society where there are equal rights for all. (they promote vegan, too!)
Raising Awareness on World Parkinson's Day
Health & Wellness  (tags: World Parkinson's Day, Parkinson's Disease, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, medications, assistive devices, alternative medicine, Rebecca Evans, Annette Gartland )

- 100 days ago -
Coping: Get test results explained. Research the disease as much as you can. Consult Parkinson's organisations and go to reputable websites for more information. Never stop learning about new treatments
Changing Times: Asia for Animals: Changing Human Behaviour
Animals  (tags: AfA, animal welfare, Asia for Animals, bear bile, Changing Human Behaviour, fur farming, Jane Goodall, Nepal, Nonhuman Rights Project, animal advocates, Annette Gartland, Changing Times )

- 234 days ago -
10th Asia for Animals conference starts next week. "The way we treat animals, the products we buy, and the entertainment we seek can all cause suffering. To help animals, we must change the hearts and minds of humans."
Changing Times: Lawyers File World's First Habeas Corpus Case on Behalf of Elephants
Animals  (tags: USA, Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), Connecticut Superior Court, Performing Animal Welfare Society, ARK 2000, sanctuary, Beulah, Minnie, Karen, Changing Times, Annette Gartland )

- 247 days ago -
The petition was filed Monday in Connecticut Superior Court on behalf of three elephants - Beulah, Minnie,& Karen, demanding that a common law court recognise the elephants as legal persons with the fundamental right to bodily liberty
Changing Times: New Orangutan Species Identified in Indonesia
Animals  (tags: indonesia, sumatra, Batang Toru forest, new species, orangutan, Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis), Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii), most endangered, IUCN/SSC, SOCP, Annette Gartland, changing times )

- 258 days ago -
Newly named Tapanuli orangutan is already being described as one of the most endangered great ape species. A lot of work to be done to make sure that the Tapanuli orangutan does not go extinct in the same century in which it was first described
Changing Times: Protesters Lock Onto Machinery in a Bid to Stop Adani's Mega Coal Mining Project
Business  (tags: Australia, Wangan and Jagalingou, traditional lands, Galilee Basin, Adani, Carmichael mine, coal mine, exploitation, tax dollars, Abbot Point, Great Barrier Reef, protestors, locked on, machinery, Changing Times, Annette Gartland )

- 261 days ago -
As Adani starts work on the rail line, protesters have been locking themselves onto construction machinery, and are vowing to do whatever it takes to peacefully stop the project going ahead.
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