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CONTAINS: Palm oil
Many companies are now using sustainable palm oil and are members of the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). This is a source of pride and often indicated on labels.
2. Support The Perth Zoo in their conservation efforts
Visit the Zoo and find out more (and see our banner!). There is a very special Jungle School at the Zoo, teaching the orang utan necessary survival skills. Como SC and SAIMS students went on an excursion there earlier this year, sparking our interest in this Wildways Project!
Perth Zoo’s conservation efforts:
Conservation of the Sumatran Orangutan
Since 2006 Perth Zoo has supported and partnered with Frankfurt Zoological Society who manage the Bukit Tigapuluh ecosystem and reintroduction program. Working with Frankfurt Zoological Society, Australian Orangutan Project and the Indonesian Government, Perth Zoo is committed to the protection of wildlife and habitat in the Bukit Tigapuluh ecosystem.
Through the generous support of the public and staff expertise, Perth Zoo has been able to contribute to the release program and the establishment of wildlife patrols and education programs for local communities.
Orang utan releases:
Jungle School in Sumatra teaches ex-pet and orphaned orangutans the lessons they need to be released into the wild. With Perth Zoo’s support, more than 160 orangutans – including two born at Perth Zoo – have been released into the wild.
3. Support The Orangutan Project
The Orangutan Project (TOP) is based in Perth (http://www.orangutan.org.au) but operates nationally and internationally. Adopt an orang utan and/or become a supporter and make a difference!
The Orangutan Project (TOP) is a not-for-profit organisation, supporting orangutan conservation, rainforest protection and reintroduction of orphans in order to save the species from extinction.
TOP is a non-partisan organisation that collaborates with several orangutan conservation projects, as well as providing habitat protection through its own Safeguard project – guard patrols that deter wildlife poaching, illegal logging and land clearing in Borneo and Sumatra.
TOP also provides much needed resources for the day-to-day care needs and the reintroduction of orphaned orangutans.
Operating as an independent orangutan protection organisation, TOP exists to provide technical and financial assistance directly to support conservation projects and orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centres.
Read more at: http://www.orangutan.org.au/our-mission and http://www.orangutan.org.au/about-top
Shop at palmoilfreeproducts and 5% of your purchase will go towards TOP.
4. Support other organisations devoted to orang utan conservation efforts
Orangutan Odyssey Eco Tours
Instead of visiting Bali for your next Indonesia holiday, why not invest in some eco-tourism?
Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (Indonesia-based)
Orangutan Foundation International (US-based)
5. Contact members of parliament
Image: Choice Magazine
CHOICE Magazine has made this easy by providing a template email to send to our state ministers regarding palm oil labeling on food products.
6. Spread the word!
Even just having a conversation with family and friends can make a big difference (or Facebook status updates!).
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