25 orangutans will die today.
Just like yesterday.
Palm oil deforestation is killing the last orangutans on our planet, and if we don’t act now, in just eight years there won’t be any left.
Orangutans need trees to live. But profit-hungry companies are tearing down and burning their rainforest homes to grow palm oil trees instead. Orangutans are shot dead when they dare explore these new plantations.
Experts don’t mince their words: unless we do everything we can right now, orangutans will be gone forever in less than eight years.
Mondelez, Nestlé, and Unilever all buy this dirty palm oil. It’s everywhere, from snacks to detergent and make-up.
Multinational corporations’ greed for cheap palm oil has decimated the rainforests where orangutans live. Every year, millions of acres of pristine rainforest are destroyed — and replaced by huge palm oil plantations.
Deprived of their natural habitat, orangutans starve. When they feed off palm fruits on plantations — they’re shot.
Biggest food brands ‘failing goals to banish palm oil deforestation’
The Guardian. 17 January 2020.
One Casualty of the Palm Oil Industry: An Orangutan Mother, Shot 74 Times
New York Times. 29 June 2019.
Orangutan dies after brutal pellet gun, stabbing attack
CBS NEWS. 7 February 2018.
Palm oil producers are wiping out orangutans – despite multinationals’ promises
The Guardian. 10 May 2018.
On World Orangutan Day – 10 Amazing Facts About These Critically Endangered Species
Greenpeace. 19 August 2018.