There is an estimated 48,000 orangutans left in the world. That’s nothing compared to the 500,000 individuals there was only 100 years ago. Also, orangutans are dependent of the tropical rainforest as a place to reside at night time, as well as a way to keep above the grasp of any predators that may be waiting below.And with the horrible act of deforestation continuing to occur, the lives of the steadily decreasing population of orangutans continue to hang in the balance.
Did you know that approximately 50% of all manufactured goods that you find in your local supermarket contains palm oil. Here is a list of some of the products/brands that use palm oil: Trident, Arnott’s, Corinthians, coles smart buy, purity, swami sarasvati, organic care/natures organics and Brut endurance.
Have you ever wanted to help save the orangutans? you can do so by:
#1 Donating to an organisation that is persistent on conserving the remaining population and helping to make that population multiply. For example: WWF (World Wildlife Fund). You can see more about this great organisation at: www.wwf.com
#2 Write a letter to a company that you know uses Palm oil explaining why you believe they should stop using it immediately. You can see more on this topic at: www.joshsjungle.com/palm-oil/
#3 Stop using any product that you know contains Palm oil and advise your friends to do the same.
By doing any of the above suggestions or an idea of your own, you can join the fight to help stop deforestation, and help ensure that the population of orangutans stays healthy happy and away from the point of extinction.
if you have another idea on how to help stop the use of Palm oil, leave a please don’t hesitate to leave a comment in the comment section below and help save orangutans today!