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S.A.F.E. Project | Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems

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A product many have not even heard of is causing an apocalypse of sorts for the world’s orangutans. In Indonesia and Malaysia, rainforests are being slashed and burned at an alarming rate to make way for a third world cash crop: palm oil. Palm oil …

Apart from the use of its fruit as food or beverage, the açaí palm has other commercial uses. Leaves may be made into hats, mats, baskets, brooms and roof thatch for homes, and trunk wood, resistant to pests, for building construction. Tree trunks may be processed to yield minerals.

from the Guardian

Sumatran orangutans in rehab – in pictures

The biggest threat to orangutans in both Borneo and Sumatra is the loss of their rainforest habitat. Forests are cleared for timber or for palm oil or pulp and paper concessions, or by smaller-scale farmers to gain extra agricultural land.

Salak is an early dwarf coconut (cocos nucifera) variety that produces small, rather circular, green coconuts. These palms start production at 2 yrs and reach full production, approximately 80-120 coconuts annually, at 3 yrs. Salak coconuts are considered superior to other varieties because of their high yield, good coconut water production, and resistance to phytopthora. Dwarf varieties such as this are generally desirable because coconuts are dangerous when they fall from height. Zone…

Your shampoo, your ice cream, your margarine, your lipstick – all contain palm oil. Most palm oil is produced in Malaysia and Indonesia on land that was once thriving rainforest. As global de...

Two reasons to support Certified Sustainable Palm Oil: 1. Replacing palm oil for other vegetable oils will result in more primary forests being converted into agricultural land because other vegetable oils such as soy bean, sunflower or rapeseed require more land to grow the same amount of oil 2. In producing countries more than 4 million farmers and their families live off the palm oil sector. Stopping the production of palm oil will mean these people will lose their only source of income.

Two reasons to support Certified Sustainable Palm Oil: 1. Replacing palm oil for other vegetable oils will result in more primary forests being converted into agricultural land because other vegetable oils such as soy bean, sunflower or rapeseed require more land to grow the same amount of oil 2. In producing countries more than 4 million farmers and their families live off the palm oil sector. Stopping the production of palm oil will mean these people will lose their only source of income.