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Palm Oil Action Australia | June 25, 2017

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The Facts

Effects of palm oil deforestation
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  • Indonesia has the second highest rate of deforestation in the world.
  • Over 300 football fields of rainforest are destroyed every hour in South East Asia.
  • Clearing forest for palm oil plantations is the leading cause of deforestation.
  • Over 50 Orangutans a week die because of this devastation.
  • There are now less than 400 Sumatran tigers and 2,400 – 2,800 Sumatran Elephants left in the wild.
  • Palm oil is contained in 40% of products in Australian supermarkets.
  • It is not mandatory to label palm oil in Australia.
  • There is an alternative. Companies can source Segregated or Identity Preserved Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) which is planted on already degraded land or grassland NOT rainforest.
  • We must take action now before it’s too late. Extinction is forever.