How Palm Oil Threatens Orangutans (VIDEO)

Palm Oil is found in many products at the supermarket. It makes crisps crispy and soap soapy. But what does it do to the environment and the animals that live there? 

Expansion of palm oil plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia has destroyed the habitats of orangutans and other endangered species. 

This video from the World Wildlife Fund combines some beautiful photography with information about the threat, and urges you to buy products with sustainable palm oil. 

A few years ago, I went to see the orangutans in East Malaysia and had to drive through miles of palm oil plantations to get to the small jungle area saved for them. Sad.

 
 

Photo credit: Chester Zoo

165 comments

Angela Kohn
Angela Away2 years ago

Shared ! Thanks for sharing !

Georgina Burns
Georgina Burns2 years ago

thank you for sharing. I never knowingly by Palm Oil.

Fmn Owner
Fmn Owner2 years ago

People, please support the forest and the poor farmers that are dependent on Palm Oil income, by continue buying products that contain sustainably sourced palm oil.

Sara P.
Sara P.2 years ago

This is a tragedy that we have to stop, absolutely, we have to boycott all the products that have inside palm oil!!!!

Claudio Bertuzzi
Claudio Bertuzzi2 years ago

Boicotta prodotti con OLIO DI PALMA!!!

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Diane K.
Diane K.3 years ago

Noted! Who knew these facts about palm oil before? Thank you+

federico bortoletto

NO all'olio di palma.

Mercedes P.
Mercedes P.3 years ago

Thank you!

Christine Stewart

Please boycott all palm oil until the killing of the orangutans and the destruction of the rain forest is stopped!