Wednesday, November 01, 2006

BioFuel Boom- death knell for Orangutans

Cross posted from BOS UK and their friends saving the Orangutans of Indonesia

They are disappearing at a rate of 5000 per year, representing 10% of the total population.

Sky World News - Orangutans & Palm Oil

The Global Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil is making great efforts to have the industry demonstrate responsible action. Please encourage your grocer to make sure their products contain oils from GRSPO members.

Here are some of the Palm Oil global commodity brokers and industry constituents. Please encourage them to procure or produce the oil ONLY from plantations that have not been built upon "pristine forest".

Conservation campaigners advise against boycotting Palm Oil. 4.5 million people's livelihoods depend on the market. However, putting a stop to the deforestation would stabilize the Palm Oil market prices, and save the Orangutans, win win.

Univanich Palm Oil Public Company - Thailand producer of crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel oil (PKO). Company profile and image library, contact and product details.

Sternchemie GmbH & Co. KG - German supplier of palm oil and lecithin specialities from genetically-unmodified sources.

RNJ Alliance Sdn Bhd
- Brokers of refined palm oil products. Malaysia.

PT Intiboga Sejahtera - Major Indonesian producer of palm oil cooking oils, margarine, and shortening.

Orangutans - The Grim Facts

Forests - The Palm Oil Threat

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