How demand for palm oil threatens orangutans - and the puzzle in finding solutions

How demand for palm oil threatens orangutans - and the puzzle in finding solutions

Study indicates that palm trees may be worsening the chances of survival of the species, with which we share 97% of our DNA.

The orangutan inhabits forests that today are targeted as areas for palm oil production.EPADid you know that your soap can be a threat to the survival of orangutans, a species with whom we share 97% of our DNA?Pizza, ice cream, cookies, margarine, cosmetics - and soaps - are some of the thousands of products that contain palm oil, an ingredient whose commercial exploitation threatens this and many other species.However, a new study by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) suggests, however, that the use of alternative oils could pose even greater risks for various animal and plant species.Palm oil is produced from a very traditional ingredient in Bahian cuisine: palm oil.Once refined, the aromatic palm oil of the moqueca, shrimp and vatapá loses its orange color and aroma and turns into palm oil.See tooRhinoceros species that only have two more animals can be saved from extinction by IVFPalm cultivation, also known as oil palm or palm oil palm (sci...


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