Palm Oil Free Brands

Major supermarket brands are members of the RSPO, a global greenwashing certification scheme that allows these brands to continue with deforestation, ecocide, illegal land-grabbing from indigenous people, slavery and child labour. The RSPO props up these brands with with marketing despite these activities. These activities go against the RSPO’s own rules, yet the RSPO doesContinue reading “Palm Oil Free Brands”

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea, Australia The Great Knot breeds on gravelly areas covered with lichen and patches of herbs, heather (del Hoyo et al. 1996), Empetrum spp., Dryas spp. and Vaccinium spp.(Johnsgard 1981), or alternatively on areas with a continuous layer of lichen and scattered stunted larch Larix spp. orContinue reading “Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris”

Bougainville Moustached Kingfisher Actenoides bougainvillei

Bougainville Moustached Kingfisher Actenoides bougainvillei Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea, Australia The Bougainville Moustached Kingfisher is a rare and vividly coloured bird likely to be restricted to living in the interior of montane old-growth forest, with a recent record from 800 m (Dutson 2011), although calls thought to belong to the species have been reportedContinue reading “Bougainville Moustached Kingfisher Actenoides bougainvillei”

Spectacled Flying Fox Pteropus conspicillatus

Spectacled Flying Fox Pteropus conspicillatus Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea, Australia The Spectacled Flying Fox Pteropus conspicillatus, also known as the spectacled fruit bat, is a megabat that lives in Australia’s north-eastern regions of Queensland. They are also found in Papua New Guinea and on the offshore islands including Woodlark Island, Alcester Island, Kiriwina, andContinue reading “Spectacled Flying Fox Pteropus conspicillatus”

Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis

Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea, Asia, SE Asia, Northern Australia The Far Eastern Curlew breeds on open mossy or transitional bogs, moss-lichen bogs and wet meadows, and on the swampy shores of small lakes and winters in Papua New Guinea; in the non-breeding season, this bird is essentially coastal, occurringContinue reading “Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis”