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Activist Spotlight: Forest Destruction Endangers Orangutans

Activist Spotlight: Forest Destruction Endangers Orangutans

The welfare of orangutans is a major concern for many animal groups and activists due to deforestation and the exotic pet-trade. In the Paradise Forests of Indonesia, illegal destruction — caused by the commercial palm oil industry — is threatening the habitat of the orangutan to the point of possible extinction.

Take Action: Protect the orangutans in Indonesian Forests!

Palm oil production is said to be the single greatest threat to orangutans, as well as many other species and forests. Often times it leaves forests destroyed and animals killed or deprived of their habitat.

Companies are capable of minimizing deforestation; it is simply a matter of choosing to do so. After being pressured by Greenpeace and several thousand activists, Nestle made an announcement this past May, stating they would no longer use products linked to forest destruction.

There are simple steps everyone can take to help stop the devastation of illegal forest destruction. You can boycott products made with palm oil and advise friends, family and local supermarkets to do the same.

Also, sign this petition to protect orangutans before it is too late!

 

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4:57PM PST on Feb 16, 2013

EXTINCTION

6:37PM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Thanks

8:49PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

Thank you.

8:48PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

Thank you.

8:57PM PDT on Apr 24, 2012

Cally - you're right - boycott Palm Oil

8:13PM PDT on Apr 1, 2011

lets make a move to it........

10:21PM PDT on Mar 31, 2011

Sustainability is the key. Support the orangutans ! Watch the new movie Born Wild/ Born Free US release in 4/8/2011

7:41PM PDT on Aug 25, 2010

Signed the petition. On Aug 26th I will be watching a local community showing of 2 films on this very subject:The Hutan Project: Orang Rimba & Green. I am going to be more vigilant and read labels to avoid palm oil. Thanks for the info.

8:36PM PDT on Jul 30, 2010

Those poor orangutans! I hope their habitat is saved. No one needs palm oil, there are other options.

8:55PM PDT on Jul 28, 2010

Signed.

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