We Nearly Died for Palm Oil

The worldwide demand for palm oil is killing endangered species in Indonesia/Malaysia and Sumatra. The photo above (taken in January) is the close-up of a pregnant mother orang and her petrified daughter, both of whom were surrounded by a ragtag (and probably penniless) horde of palm oil plantation bounty hunters. The hunters were being paid a paltry sum to kill these “pests” if not for the heroic actions of a British NGO who rescued and later released them into a protected forest.

Here’s the actual full photo.  The bounty hunters have surrounded them.

(Photo credit:  BOS Foundation and Vier Pfoten)

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One Response to We Nearly Died for Palm Oil

  1. Dyar says:

    Amazing page, Keep up the excellent work. With thanks.

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