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Ever since i was a little girl i was watching thornberries family and imagining myself being eliza, living in jungles, meeting and talking to primates and different animals. i still can't talk to animals, but today one of the dreams came true. i met orangutans! in the wild! i got to see families with babies happily roaming around, swinging on the trees and playing with each other and food. lucky me and how unlucky might be our next generation who might not be able to witness those majestic creatures due to deforestation mainly for palm oil plantations.
some of the shocking info that i learnt is that in the last decade population of orangutangs decreased by more than 70% and they are listed right now as critically endangered.
indonesia’s president has signed a moratorium on new palm oil development and ordered a review of existing plantations which might help with the situation or might just displace forest and species destruction to other areas.
the government already has done its step so now it is our turn. palm oil is everywhere from cosmetics to snacks and it is not easy to eliminate it from our life completely, but acknowledging the problem is already half of the success.
maybe you won't be able to say no to your fav snacks and fast food right away, but when making a decision of which shampoo and cream to buy, try to review the ingredients and say no to ones with palm oil. also, let's not forget that companies are trying to hide that name in the description so they sometimes use different names instead.
everything that includes word palm and kernel in any variations is a no go including palmitate, palmitoyl, kernelelate, sodium laureth sulfate and over 30 more different names. full list in my stories and google of course.
let's do our best to save those species.
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