Every year, Indonesia faces the same disaster: large-scale forest fires that are harmful to the health of many people, even in neighbouring countries, and that destroy valuable rainforest. One of the main causes: palm oil. In 1997, Both ENDS was one of the first organisations to draw attention to the problems of large-scale palm oil production, and since then we have been tirelessly working towards a more sustainable palm oil industry.
The Nicaraguan government has commissioned a Chinese company to build a canal right across the country. The canal is intended to lift Nicaragua out of poverty once and for all but has so far had the opposite effect on the local population.