Sumatran orangutans’ last stand: Call on US snack food industry to cut rainforest destruction
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10 Photos That Will Make You Never Want To Buy Palm Oil Ever Again
Every day the rainforests that endangered Borneo Orangutans depend on for their survival are destroyed to make way for palm plantations.
We just posted a photo essay of an orangutan rescue in an area being cleared by a company called PT Bumitama Gunajaya Agro (PT BGA) in West Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. Please share the post or simply forward this email around to your friends and family. And if you want to do even more to stop the deaths of endangered orangutans for palm oil, join RAN’s Palm Oil Action Team.
WARNING: Some of these pictures are fairly graphic and might be hard to look at. The orangutan is stunned though, not dead. Still, these photos tell a story that is at once tragic and uplifting.
“We were asked by the local forestry department to assist in the rescue of some orangutans found in a palm plantation area in Ketapang while the land clearing was taking place,” says Karmele Llano Sánchez, Executive Director of Yayasan IAR Indonesia. “We deployed our team and found a number of orangutans were stranded, starving and in need of immediate medical attention. This orangutan rescue is an example of the rescues that our teams are frequently doing in areas where palm oil companies are clearing forests to make way for new palm oil plantations.”
We are witnessing the last stand of the orangutan. Their fate is in the palm of our hands.
Make a stand for the orangutan by joining RAN’s Palm Oil Action Team.
- 10 Photos That Will Make You Never Want To Buy Palm Oil Ever Again (understory.ran.org)
- Sumatran Orangutan Beaten to Death (thejakartaglobe.com)
- Kellogg’s is killing off orangutans and tigers (ecobooks4kids.wordpress.com)
- Kevin Grandia: Sustainable Deforestation? Kellogg’s Is on the Hot Seat (huffingtonpost.com)
- America’s Youth Tells Starbucks to Say “No” to Palm Oil! (newswatch.nationalgeographic.com)
- Stop Promoting Consumption of Red Palm Oil (forcechange.com)
- Refugees of the lost rainforest (bbc.co.uk)
- All monkeys: let’s save, they save us! (valeriediotte.wordpress.com)
- Don’t turn a blind eye to what’s in your food – it could be killing elephants (theecologist.org)
- What is the Price of Palm Oil? (understory.ran.org)