“I would make a difference by banning unsustainable palm oil in order to save the rainforest and orangutan habitats along with the rest of the three hundred thousand other species that live in the rainforest.”
The photo above shows the desperation of an orangutan, who fortunately has been rescued, as a bulldozer destroys his habitat in West Borneo. A poignant and vivid reminder of the destruction of the habitats of wild animals as their forest home is laid waste to provide land to grow palm oil. If this destruction is not stopped the orangutan will be extinct by 2020.
Please sign as many of the petitions below as you can and also take some of the suggested actions from Say No To palm Oil.
Read the following for more information
“Orangutan Desperately Trying to Stop a Bulldozer From Destroying His Home Is a Wake Up Call For Us All (VIDEO)
“Around 50,000 square miles of tropical forests are cleared each year to produce palm oil, a common ingredient of our snacks and other foods but also household products and cosmetics. As the forests are cleared, many orangutans are forced to scavenge for food on palm plantations – where they are often killed as “pests” or captured and sold into the exotic pet trade.”
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This Orangutan Tried to Stop a Bulldozer From Destroying His Home
“The footage is devastating. An orangutan runs across a felled tree and tries to fight off a bulldozer clearing his natural habitat in West Borneo.
Members of International Animal Rescue are seen coming to the orangutan’s aid. It’s a heartbreaking reminder of the plight critically endangered orangutans face. Over the past 20 years, orangutans have lost 55% of their natural habitat due to deforestation. Their population has decreased 50% over the past 60 years, due in large part to this loss of habitat.”
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This next petitions asks that the UK government Make Sustainably Sourced Palm Oil a Legal Requirement
“Unsustainably sourced palm oil is one of the leading causes of deforestation of the rainforest in places such as Madagascar and Indonesia.”
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Make Sustainably Sourced Palm Oil a Legal Requirement:
This petition is to Companies that use unsustainable palm oil in their products
“Palm oil production is killing orangutans and 1500 other rain forest species. The orangutan will be extinct in 2020 if we don’t do something very soon.”
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Companies: Stop using awful palm oil !
From Say No To Palm Oil
Take the palm oil challenge
“Are you up for a CHALLENGE?!
As a consumer, you can help to reduce your contribution to deforestation in Borneo and Sumatra through making some simple lifestyle changes. We share these tips and tricks with you in a world-first program called the 28-Day Palm Oil Challenge.
The 28-Day Palm Oil Challenge is a program designed to help you live a more holistically sustainable lifestyle. Step by step, you’ll discover how to reduce your consumption of conflict-palm oil. ”
http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/What_can_i_do.phpl – Lots of information and more actions you can take, there is something for everyone, we can all make a difference even if it is only by avoiding products containing palm oil.I say only but avoiding products with palm oil from non sustainable sources is not as easy as it sounds and you will need to read labels very carefully.
Don’t forget to check out Say No to Palm Oil home page for even more information and actions including petitions
If we don’t end this devastation soon there will be dire consequences for many of the worlds plant and animal species:
Did you know that the world’s rainforests are home to over half of all plants and anima