Orangutan YES: PALM OIL NO

Written in World Issues: 08/14/13, 00:43:41 by jonathan  | View all categories.
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We're sending this email out because these pictures were just so powerful we had to share. I thought you'd be interested in them too. Please feel free to forward this email around and encourage your friends and family to sign up for the Palm Oil Action Team and take a stand for orangutans with you.

Also, August 19 is World Orangutan Day. Show your support for orangutan rescue teams by attending the World Orangutan Event on Facebook.

For the great red ape,
Jess Serrante
Rainforest Agribusiness National Organizer

Rainforest Action Network

Dear John,

Every day the rainforests that endangered Borneo Orangutans depend on for their survival are destroyed to make way for palm plantations.

We just posted a photo essay of an orangutan rescue in an area being cleared by PT Bumitama Gunajaya Agro (PT BGA) in West Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. Please share it, or simply forward this email around to your friends and family. And if you want to do even more to stop the deaths of endangered orangutans for palm oil, join RAN's Palm Oil Action Team.

WARNING: Some of these pictures are fairly graphic and might be hard to look at.The orangutan is stunned though, not dead. Still, these photos tell a story that is at once tragic and uplifting.

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"We were asked by the local forestry department to assist in the rescue of some orangutans found in a palm plantation area in Ketapang while the land clearing was taking place," says Karmele Llano Sánchez, Executive Director of Yayasan IAR Indonesia. "We deployed our team and found a number of orangutans were stranded, starving and in need of immediate medical attention. This orangutan rescue is an example of the rescues that our teams are frequently doing in areas where palm oil companies are clearing forests to make way for new palm oil plantations."

We are witnessing the last stand of the orangutan. Their fate is in the palm of our hands.

Make a stand for the orangutan by joining RAN's Palm Oil Action Team.

Campaigner Name

For the great red ape,

Gemma Tillack
Senior Agribusiness Campaigner


Rainforest Action Network
425 Bush Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108 USA 
Phone: (415) 398-4404   Fax: (415) 398-2732

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