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Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem is called the “Orangutan Capital of the World” – which makes the fact that the rainforest across both Borneo and Sumatra has declined by over 80 percent in just the past two decades even more shocking. But it is not only orangutans who call these stretches of land home – the Leuser Ecosystem contains critical elephant habitat, and sadly it is is now being cleared by palm oil company PT.

According to a field investigation conducted by Rainforest Action Network (RAN), the destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem is being driven by global brands sourcing Conflict Palm Oil from the biggest palm oil buyers in the region. The organization found that, despite its “No Deforestation” commitment, palm oil trader Wilmar continues to ship the oil to such brands as PepsiCo, Nestlé, Unilever, Mars, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, and Procter & Gamble.

The endangered Sumatran elephants stand no chance of winning against this mass-scale destruction of their critical habitat and some of the world’s most important forests. The deadly deforestation is linked to a number of products we may buy on a daily basis. But RAN asks: “So what’s more important – elephants, or french fries?”

Click here to send a message to the brands dealing with Conflict Palm Oil to “put elephants over earning a quick buck” and take a stand against the destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem.

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4 Months Ago


Brenda L Mason
4 Months Ago

It\'s up to the large corporations to stop this kind of deforestation and find a good substitute for palm oil. I know palm oil isn\'t NECESSARY to PepsiCo, Nestlé, Unilever, Mars, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, and Procter & Gamble, but it IS NECESSARY for habitat for some of the most amazing animals on our planet. There is no where else for them to go. We all need those forests to help clean our air, too, and stabilize our climate.

07 Oct 2017

I haven\'t bought anything Nestle since I found out about their baby formula sales in Africa after they were banned here, many years ago. I don\'t think I use any of these company\'s products, but I will check brands in the house & be vigilant in the future.

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