Three ways to save the orang-utans

Element - - Environment -

Ac­cord­ing to Har­vard Univer­sity, at the cur­rent rate of habi­tat de­struc­tion orang­utans could be ex­tinct in the wild in ten to 20 years. So here are three easy ways you can stop it: 1. In­crease your con­sump­tion of palm oil free prod­ucts – Cad­burys Dairy Milk, Alfa 1 rice bran spread and So­lay crisps for starters. For a full palm oil-free shop­ping list of good­ies visit auck­land­zoo.co.nz/ con­ser­va­tion 2. En­sure any tim­ber, wood fur­ni­ture and pa­per prod­ucts you buy have the Forestry Stew­ard­ship Coun­cil (FSC) stamp of ap­proval. For more in­for­ma­tion visit fs­cus.org 3. Only three veg­etable oils must be la­belled in food prod­ucts in New Zealand and Aus­tralia. These are peanut, se­same and soy­bean oil – due to some peo­ple suf­fer­ing al­ler­gies to these in­gre­di­ents. Ex­press your con­cerns about the lack of la­belling of palm oil to your su­per­mar­ket and lo­cal MP. Pre­pared let­ters are avail­able at auck­land­zoo.co.nz/ con­ser­va­tion

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