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How Palm Oil Threatens Orangutans (VIDEO)

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.

 
 

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Photo credit: Chester Zoo

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6:21PM PST on Dec 1, 2013

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.

8:15AM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

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

10:37AM PDT on Jul 29, 2013

Boicotta prodotti con OLIO DI PALMA!!!

7:12AM PST on Nov 22, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

11:21AM PDT on Oct 4, 2012

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

6:30AM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

NO all'olio di palma.

9:37AM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

Thank you!

6:34PM PDT on May 16, 2012

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

2:09PM PDT on May 10, 2012

DON'T BUY PALM OIL, IT'S THE ONLY WAY.

10:42AM PST on Jan 20, 2012

OMG,i just know the truth,thx alot!!!

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