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 #Boycott4WildlifeTweet
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!Tweet
Help to protect them!
This infographic is creative commons attribution licence, this means you are free to use it so long as you credit Palm Oil Detectives.
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
Here are some other ways you can help by using your wallet as a weapon and joining the #Boycott4Wildlife
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