Brands Using 100% Deforestation Free Palm Oil

These brands have been proven to have already ceased deforestation for palm oil, soy, meat and timber. Verification of this status has been sought from Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network and Chain Reaction Research.

Palm Oil Free Biscuits, Cakes and Cookies

Are you wanting some sweet snacks, cookies or biscuits for your next Netflix binge? Then enjoy this without eating rainforest-destroying palm oil! If you are ever in doubt look for the prefixes: LAUR, STEAR, GYLC and PALM in the ingredients list on packaging – this is most likely palm oil. Another tip is to shopContinue reading “Palm Oil Free Biscuits, Cakes and Cookies”

Nestlé

In 2020, retail giant Nestlé formed a coalition with other brands, virtue-signalling that they will stop all deforestation. Yet they continue to purchase palm oil from mills that chop down millions of hectares forests. This brand is destroying rainforests, releasing mega-tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere, and killing hundreds of endangered species. Once these animalsContinue reading “Nestlé”

Unilever

Despite global retail giant Unilever unveiling a deforestation-free supply chain promise by 2023, according to research by industry-watchdogs, this brand is directly contributing to the extinction of hundreds of endangered species and the destruction of forests in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. Unilever makes claims of sustainability including a ‘promise’ to have a deforestation-freeContinue reading “Unilever”

Bengal Slow Loris Nycticebus bengalensis

Bengal Slow Loris Nycticebus bengalensis Endangered Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Bangladesh The Bengal Slow Loris are wide-eyed beauties that are arboreal and nocturnal and live in tropical evergreen rainforest, semi-evergreen forest, and mixed deciduous forest. In Vietnam they are found only in secondary forests, and on the edge of primary forests; the species alsoContinue reading “Bengal Slow Loris Nycticebus bengalensis”

Titiwangsa Horned Tree Lizard Acanthosaura titiwangsaensis

Titiwangsa Horned Tree Lizard Acanthosaura titiwangsaensis Endangered Malaysia This upland species of lizard ranges no lower than 1,000 m asl, and is associated with dipterocarp forests. Lizards are occasionally seen during the day on the sides of small trees in dense undergrowth, usually no more than two metres above the forest floor. The Titiwangsa HornedContinue reading “Titiwangsa Horned Tree Lizard Acanthosaura titiwangsaensis”

The Counterpunch: The easy consumer solutions that fight animal extinction and deforestation

Although the world is highly complex, every person can make a difference. That previous sentence almost sounds like a cliche right? Really it’s not. If every person on the planet made a few simple lifestyle changes, it would result in less demand on land and resources and soften the impact of deforestation on endangered species.Continue reading “The Counterpunch: The easy consumer solutions that fight animal extinction and deforestation”

Tonkin Black Crested Gibbon Nomascus concolor ssp. concolor

Tonkin Black Crested Gibbon Nomascus concolor ssp. concolor Critically Endangered Location: China, Vietnam The Tonkin Black Crested Gibbon lives in subtropical and montane evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous forest (Jiang et al. 2006, Fan et al. 2009a) and in China it is restricted to broad-leaved evergreen forests (Fan et al. 2009a). The species is listed asContinue reading “Tonkin Black Crested Gibbon Nomascus concolor ssp. concolor”

Wrinkled Hornbill Rhabdotorrhinus corrugatus

Wrinkled Hornbill Rhabdotorrhinus corrugatus Endangered Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei Extinct: Singapore The Wrinkled Hornbill is a magnificent and ancient looking bird that lives in primary evergreen and swamp forests up to 1,000 m. They can live in selectively logged forest if primary forests are adjacent, but they do not occur in secondary forest. Forest firesContinue reading “Wrinkled Hornbill Rhabdotorrhinus corrugatus”

Malayan Forest Gecko Cyrtodactylus pulchellus

Malayan Forest Gecko Cyrtodactylus pulchellus Endangered Malaysia (Peninsular) The Malaysian Forest Gecko is a nocturnal and scansorial species that lives in granite rock-forest (Grismer et al. 2012). Occasionally animals will opportunistically utilize nearby vegetation and the outer walls of buildings (L. Grismer and E. Quah pers. comm. 2017). Continued collection of the Malaysian Forest GeckoContinue reading “Malayan Forest Gecko Cyrtodactylus pulchellus”

Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus

Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus Endangered Borneo, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Singapore The Masked Finfoot lives principally in rivers in lowland riverine forest including mangroves, but has been recorded in coastal and inland wetlands, such as tidal creeks, flooded forest, swamps and lakes (rarely reservoirs or industrial pools on passage). OneContinue reading “Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus”

Bornean Peacock-pheasant Polyplectron schleiermacheri

Bornean Peacock-pheasant Polyplectron schleiermacheri Endangered Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Borneo) The ecological needs of the Bornean Peacock-pheasant are poorly understood. Analyses using geographical information systems (GIS) indicate that they live in the lowland plain and lowland dipterocarp forest on moderately fertile soils, probably avoiding wetter substrates in swamp-forest or near water-bodies. A recent study further confirmedContinue reading “Bornean Peacock-pheasant Polyplectron schleiermacheri”

Siamang Symphalangus syndactylus

Siamang Symphalangus syndactylus Endangered Indonesia, Thailand, Sumatra The Siamang lives in primary and secondary semi-deciduous and tropical evergreen forest. All levels of the canopy are used, although emergent trees are required for resting and sleeping. Siamangs occur at lower densities in secondary forest, but can persist in secondary areas. They range from the lowlands upContinue reading “Siamang Symphalangus syndactylus”

Siberut Flying Squirrel Petinomys lugens

Siberut Flying Squirrel Petinomys lugens Vulnerable Sumatra, Indonesia The Siberut Flying Squirrel is assessed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is 11,040 km2, it is known from only three islands of the Mentawai Archipelago and there is continuing decline in quality and extent of habitat. This remarkable species of gliding squirrel is restricted toContinue reading “Siberut Flying Squirrel Petinomys lugens”

Vordermann’s Flying Squirrel Petinomys vordermanni

Vordermann’s Flying Squirrel Petinomys vordermanni Vulnerable Malaysia, Brunei, Borneo The world’s gliding mammals are an extraordinary group of animals that have the ability to glide from tree to tree with seemingly effortless grace. There are more than 60 species of gliding mammals including the flying squirrels from Europe and North America, the scaly-tailed flying squirrels from central Africa and the glidingContinue reading “Vordermann’s Flying Squirrel Petinomys vordermanni”

Smoky Flying Squirrel Pteromyscus pulverulentus

Smoky Flying Squirrel Pteromyscus pulverulentus Endangered Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Sumatera, Kalimantan); Malaysia (Sarawak, Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah); Thailand The Smoky Flying Squirrel lives in tree hollows in tall, undisturbed lowland primary forest (below 3,000 m asl), but they also rely on exposed nests. They are less common at higher elevations but a few populations have been foundContinue reading “Smoky Flying Squirrel Pteromyscus pulverulentus”

Southeast Asian Box Turtle Cuora amboinensis

Southeast Asian Box Turtle Cuora amboinensis Endangered Bangladesh; Brunei; India; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Vietnam The Southeast Asian Box Turtle is largely restricted to standing water bodies, but opportunistically inhabits most types of water bodies except large rivers and reservoirs. They prefer lowland swampy areas with dense vegetation, but also occurs in intermittentContinue reading “Southeast Asian Box Turtle Cuora amboinensis”

Bornean Ferret Badger Melogale everetti

Bornean Ferret Badger Melogale everetti Endangered Location: Borneo, Malaysia (Sabah) All records of Bornean Ferret Badger seem to come from within evergreen hill and montane forest or adjacent scrubland. J.A. Eaton (pers. comm. 2014) saw one along a main road through shrubby secondary regrowth between two villages, but this was only a couple of hundred metres from tallContinue reading “Bornean Ferret Badger Melogale everetti”