On a World Rainforest Day take a moment to listen to the sounds of a rainforest. Rainforests cover only two percent of the earth’s surface, but contain an amazing 50 percent of all plant and animal species. When a rainforest is leveled to plant oil palms all life is either killed in the process or displaced. Three-quarters of birds and butterflies are lost and about fifty percent of insects. One third of Indonesia’s mammals are now threatened to varying degrees. The main driver of this destruction is palm oil.
Despite all efforts to stop it, deforestation continues both legally and illegally. The corporations that purchase palm oil may say they have implemented ‘sustainability’ policies but the truth of it is that many don’t have deforestation policies or the date is many years out. Sadly, there is currently just no palm oil coming out of Indonesia that is truly sustainable.
What can you do? #SayNoToPalmOil. Pressure corporations and boycott the big users like PepsiCo, Nestles, and Starbucks. The only way they will change is if they feel it in their profits. The alternative is to let things take their course. But if man continues down this path of destruction of the earth, who do you think will still be here in the end? The rainforests are an average of 100 million years old. Modern civilization 6,000. I know what I would bet on. -AR
Video by @johan.hammar
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