- 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.