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Photo: "Looking Up" - Bornean Orangutan in Kalimantan, Indonesia, 2014
Seen this Summer in the dense rainforest of Kalimantan, a.k.a. Indonesian Borneo
Please do your part to protect orangutans and choose to buy products that use only Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO). Some quick facts about Non-Sustainable Palm Oil (a.k.a. Conflict Palm Oil): - Conflict palm oil is the primary threat that is currently endangering wild orangutan populations. - Approximately 50,000 orangutans have died because of deforestation due to palm oil in the last two decades - Conflict palm oil is found is approximately half of packaged products (including food items, shampoos, lipsticks, and more!) sold in grocery stores in the US - Conflict palm oil is used for food products, detergents, cosmetics and biofuel - The conflict palm oil industry has been linked to major human rights violations such as child labour in countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia - Conflict palm oil production is one of the world's leading causes of rainforest destruction Boycotting palm oil altogether is not necessarily a good solution, as it could negatively impact the communities companies involved in palm oil production, and companies could switch to other oils that cause even more habitat devastation. Instead, please focus on buying products that use Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO). Please visit the following websites to learn more about this issue: - Rainforest Action Network - http://www.ran.org/palm_oil - WWF - http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/footprin... - http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/ For more photos and information, visit my facebook page: facebook.com/alenasphotography Thank you!