David Hill: Palm oil fields in Peru

Palm oil yet again

Image: Four oil palm plantations connected to the Palmas del Espino company are proposed in the northern Peruvian Amazon. Photograph: David Hill/David HillFour oil palm plantations connected to the Palmas del Espino company are proposed in the northern Peruvian Amazon. Photograph: David Hill/David Hill

Although this is potentially dire for the Peruvian Amazon ~ I’m very encouraged to read about the approach of some administrators. We can see normal political trickery in approving the destruction just before going out of office. All too often nothing would have been done about that & it would remain the status quo. This time though folk are saying ‘hang on, that’s not right’. Even more interesting is that they will investigate previous permissions to see if they honoured the law. They have my support for that approach. Mike 🙂

The Guardian: Peru to investigate palm oil permissions

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Michael White

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Marine Zoologist specialising in endangered species and remote atoll research. I use modern science and Ethnozoology to provide culturally meaningful conservation projects, with a special focus on the sustainable use of natural resources and food sovereignty. "Tread gently on the Earth"

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