Every hour 300 football fields of precious remaining forest is being ploughed to the ground across South East Asia to make way for palm oil plantations.
Palm oil is used in everything from snack foods to soaps. It is found in over half all packaged items on our supermarket shelves. In the last 20 years, over 3.5 million hectares of Indonesian and Malaysian forest have been destroyed to make way for palm oil.
The only way that the orangutan species will survive is if their habitat is protected by the help of people like you who stand up for them. We have no time to waste. We need to stop deforestation by the Palm Oil industry now. Will you stand with us and save the orangutan and its forest home?
Please take action by joining our Palm Oil Resistance movement to save the orangutan from extinction and by spreading the word.
Educate yourself and your friends - visit the TOP website to find out how to know whether palm oil is contained in the products you buy, and what you can do to make a difference.
(Photo: Jess McKelson)