the orangutan project

dope donate's  $2.22 of every order to The Orangutan Project. 



The Orangutan Project has a holistic approach to conservation.

Saving the orangutan also saves Critically Endangered Sumatran tigersCritically Endangered Sumatran elephants and many other endangered species. It also saves the forest and supports local and indigenous communities.  This project also safeguards ancient rainforests where donations can protect one of the last lowland Sebangau rainforests in Kalimantan, home to the largest remaining population of Critically Endangered Bornean orangutans. 

Their conservation strategy covers four key areas: 
Legally protects Forests 
Secure, Restore and patrols Orangutan habitat. 
Rescue, Rehabilitate and release infant and displaced Orangutans
Educate and Empower local communities and indigenous people. 

www.orangutan.org.au



Palm Oil and Deforestation


Palm Oil is found in many of the foods and skincare products we consume and use and it is contributing to deforestation and endangering our wildlife. 

Palm oil and Products 

Palm oil is in nearly everything – it’s in close to 50% of the packaged products we find in supermarkets, everything from pizza, doughnuts and chocolate, to deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and lipstick. It’s also used in animal feed and as a biofuel in many parts of the world. 

Why Palm oil is not a vibe

Palm oil has been and continues to be a major driver of deforestation of some of the world’s most biodiverse forests, destroying the habitat of already endangered species like the Orangutan, pygmy elephant and Sumatran rhino. This forest loss coupled with conversion of carbon rich peat soils are throwing out millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and contributing to climate change. There also remains some exploitation of workers and child labour. These are serious issues that the whole palm oil sector needs to step up to address because it doesn’t have to be this way.

Solutions  

Don't purchase products that have Palm oil, look at the ingredients and buy with intention. If Palm oil can be produced more sustainably and then things can change. However, from our research there is a grey area when it comes to sustainable palm oil – 'certified' and it's true impact on our planet. 

 

Rang-tan: the story of dirty palm oil

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