Orangutan awareness week

14 11 2008

Thank you KittyMowMow.

It is Orangutan Awareness Week this week. Sorry I’m slow at catching on (or maybe I was early?)

The biggest threat to orangutans is the clearing of the rainforest to plant palm oil plantations. Check out the labels on your groceries. You will find palm oil in cookies, shampoo, and many other products. If something isn’t done soon to stop the spread of palm oil plantations, orangutans will have no where to live.

I learnt this at Taronga Zoo, but I don’t know how well I’ve actually acted on this knowledge. I’ve probably actually bought palm oil products this week. Nuts.

Image: finger lickin’ ape by neonman; orangutan at toronoto zoo; Creative Commons




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