Every day deserves to be World Orangutan Day

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Although #WorldOrangutanDay falls on the 19th of August, in our opinion, every day deserves to be World Orangutan Day! So here is an infographic that you can download, print and share however you please.

All three species of orangutan are classified as ‘endangered’ or ‘critically endangered’ in S.E. Asia. Their main threat is palm oil deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia


  • Orangutans are known as “gardeners” of the forest, as they are critical for seed dispersal in ecosystems.
  • Their slow reproductive rate makes populations extremely vulnerable.
  • Females give birth only once every 3-5 years.
  • Orangutans are highly intelligent, they use tools including using boats and they pass these skills onto their children whom they raise for up to 10 years.

Each year we celebrate #WorldOrangutanDay, yet in our opinion, every single day deserves to be World Orangutan Day! “Sustainable” #palmoil is a greenwashing lie so don’t support it. This is why we #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife

On #WorldOrangutanDay (and every day) download your #free #infographic. #Orangutans face extinction from so-called “sustainable” #palmoil, which does not stop #deforestation. What can you do? #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife!


Help to protect them!

#Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife

This infographic is creative commons attribution licence, this means you are free to use it so long as you credit Palm Oil Detectives.


Although #WorldOrangutanDay falls on the 19th of August, in our opinion, every day deserves to be World Orangutan Day! So here is an infographic that you can download, print and share however you please.

Sources

Animalia: Bornean Orangutan https://animalia.bio/bornean-orangutan

Animalia: Sumatran Orangutan https://animalia.bio/sumatran-orangutan

Animalia: Tapanuli Orangutan https://animalia.bio/tapanuli-orangutan

Global Palm Oil Market (2022 to 2027) – Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecasts (2022). https://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2022/05/17/2444825/28124/en/Global-Palm-Oil-Market-2022-to-2027-Industry-Trends-Share-Size-Growth-Opportunity-and-Forecasts.html

The Asian Forest Fires of 1997-1998, Mongabay. https://rainforests.mongabay.com/08indo_fires.htm

TIMELINE: Slaves, colonials, weevils: palm oil’s historic rise, Reuters (2019). https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-forest-palm-timeline-sb-idUSTRE58M01I20090923

Research: Palm Oil Deforestation and its connection to RSPO members/supermarket brands, Palm Oil Detectives, (2021). https://palmoildetectives.com/2021/02/07/research-palm-oil-deforestation-and-its-connection-to-brands/

RSPO: History and timeline. https://rspo.org/about

Wildfires May Cause Long-Term Health Problems for Endangered Orangutans, Rutgers (2018). https://www.rutgers.edu/news/wildfires-may-cause-long-term-health-problems-endangered-orangutans

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Hi, I’m Palm Oil Detective’s Editor in Chief. Palm Oil Detectives is partly a consumer website about palm oil in products and partly an online community for writers, scientists, conservationists, artists and musicians to showcase their work and express their love for endangered species. I have a strong voice for creatures great and small threatened by deforestation. With our collective power we can shift the greed of the retail and industrial agriculture sectors and through strong campaigning we can stop them cutting down forests. Be bold! Be courageous! Join the #Boycott4Wildlife and stand up for the animals with your supermarket choices

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