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More than 9,400 hectares of closed-canopy Amazonian rainforest has been removed for two oil palm plantations in the Peruvian region of Ucayali since 2011, according to scientists working for MAAP, the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project. The two plantations are linked to Czech entrepreneur Dennis Melka.

Primary rainforest cleared for massive palm oil plantations in Peru

Every minute, a football field-sized area of rainforest is cut down for palm oil, destroying the homes of thousands of species, including the endangered orangutan. Palm oil is in Ritz Crackers, Cheerios, Pringles, Easy Mac, Cool Whip...plus loads of other foods and beauty products.  Click to find out more and how you can slowly phase these products out!!

At least orangutans have been killed due to palm oil production. According to the World Wildlife Fund, an area the equivalent size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour to make way for palm oil production.

Four oil palm plantations connected to the same company, Palmas del Espino, are proposed in the northern Peruvian Amazon.

Palm oil firms in Peru plan to clear 23,000 hectares of primary forest

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SAY NO TO PALM OIL. The shrinking forest cover in Borneo threatens orangutans and many other rainforest animals.

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Top 10 Facts You NEED to Know about Palm Oil

As the consumer, we are driving this behavior and therefore, it is imperative that we are fully aware of the consequences of our casual shopping and purchases.  Tripa Report Cover

Please dont buy palm oil! Truth and Consequences: Palm Oil Plantations Push Unique Orangutan Population to Brink of Extinction. Read more: Truth and Consequences: Palm Oil Plantations Push Unique Orangutan Population to Brink of Extinction

Picture: New oil palm plantation established on peatland outside Palangkaraya [kalteng_0082].

Picture: New oil palm plantation established on peatland outside Palangkaraya (Indonesia)

SPEAK OUT!  Since its parent company Procter & Gamble buys palm oil from companies that are destroying Indonesia's rainforests, Head & Shoulders can’t guarantee that their products are free from forest destruction.   Discover the truth & TAKE ACTION: >>>

Consumer power! Procter & Gamble decides to wash its bad palm oil away

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International rainforest conservation organizations can help us save our planets resources. By voting and supporting groups and laws like these we can also help save our rain forests and the lives of future generations.

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