Palm oil firms unite to protect endangered orangutans

By Noli Dinkovski

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The palm oil alliance aims to ensure cultivation in Borneo is done with minimal impact on biodiversity
The palm oil alliance aims to ensure cultivation in Borneo is done with minimal impact on biodiversity

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Some of the world’s largest palm oil companies have committed to an alliance with conservation experts and the Orangutan Land Trust to better manage orangutans and other wildlife in palm oil areas.

Formed in 2015, The Pongo (palm oil and non-government organisations) Alliance aimed to ensure that palm oil cultivation in Borneo was done with minimal impact on biodiversity.

Pledge to save 10,000 orangutans

A number of companies, including the likes of Wilmar, Sime Darby and Musim Mas, have pledged to save the 10,000 orangutans thought to live on non-certified palm oil concessions on the island.

Meanwhile, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil has gained 300 new members in the past year, taking its total to 3,400. Of those required to submit their progress on certified sustainable palm oil, almost 67% did so.

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