• Latest Science-for-Policy report on conservation of At Risk species in oil palm landscapes out now

    The Potential for Oil Palm Landscapes to Support At Risk Species. In this science-for-policy report we focus on “at risk” species, and how well they are supported in oil palm landscapes. This report aims to provide information to help the RSPO develop indicators for measuring its impact on biodiversity conservation. We add to our results for total […]

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  • SEnSOR talk at the European Conference of Tropical Ecology in Gottingen, Germany February 23-26th 2016

    Dr. Jennifer Lucey from the Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Oil palm Research (SEnSOR) programme attended the European Conference of Tropical Ecology last week to give a talk entitled: How can we maximise biodiversity and ecosystem services in oil palm landscapes? Providing the scientific evidence base to aid better policy-making. Dr. Lucey used the opportunity of […]

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  • Impact for SEnSOR knowledge exchange outputs in new HCS+ methodology

    Two of SEnSOR’s Science-for-Policy papers have been used to inform the development of a new methodology for conserving High Carbon Stock Forest in oil palm plantation land use planning. The set of final reports for the High Carbon Stocks study, have been released, detailing procedures for identifying and conserving High Carbon Stock forest, integrated with […]

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  • SEnSOR team at the Heart of Borneo Conference 11-12th Nov, Kota Kinabalu

    The SEnSOR team will be out in force at the International Heart of Borneo Conference hosted by the Sabah Forestry Department at the Magellan Sutera Hotel in Kota Kinabalu on 11-12th November. There will be presentations from UK director, Professor Jane Hill, Science Impact Coordinator, Dr Jen Lucey, Biodiversity Lead Researcher, Dr Benny Yeong, and Social […]

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  • Find out about carbon-biodiversity co-benefits at RSPO’s RT13 conference 16-19th Nov, Kuala Lumpur

    SEnSOR’s Science Impact Coordinator, Dr Jen Lucey, will be giving a plenary talk at this years’ RSPO roundtable conference in Kuala Lumpur. She will be talking about SEnSOR’s latest study to determine patterns of biodiversity and carbon storage across land cover types in oil palm landscapes. The oil palm industry is currently grappling with how […]

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  • New science-for-policy report on biodiversity-carbon co-benefits

    SEnSOR’s latest output focuses on a key questions highlighted by the industry: “Are the areas in the landscape that are important for biodiversity, the same areas that are important for carbon storage?”. We consulted experts in the fields of biodiversity and carbon and synthesised information from 75 publications to compare the amount of carbon and […]

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  • Major funding for SEnSOR confirmed by RSPO

    Following a meeting of the RSPO Board of Governors at the European Round Table in Amsterdam in June 2015, the RSPO has confirmed a substantial grant for Year 1 of SEnSOR. This represents the first major funding which SEnSOR has attracted and, providing this grant can be matched over the coming 12 months, renewal of […]

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  • RSPO confirms funding for SEnSOR

    RSPO confirms funding, through an agreement with UNEP, of US$75,000 for the first phase of a multi-tier SEnSOR-linked project to assess, ultimately, the impacts certification of oil palm plantations to RSPO standards. The first phase will focus on the assessment of ecosystem and biodiversity values within plantation landscapes, using simplified methods applicable to all sectors […]

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