Sunday, 3 May 2009

"My biggest wish is that people in the western world could understand what is happening here in Borneo"

This is from an article in the Independent on May 1st 09, the title is a comment from Lone Droscher Neilsen of Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.

Palm oil plantations and the destruction they are causing are linked to every last consumer who does nothing about changing their shopping habits.

These 3 articles from Friday's Independent paper highlight what is happening and why it must stop:

The Independent: How Britons fuel destruction of the rainforest

The Independent: Lone Droscher-Nielsen: The destruction of the rainforests amounts to orangutan genocide

The Independent: The guilty secrets of palm oil: Are you unwittingly contributing to the devastation of the rain forests?