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Palm Oil: How and Why to Avoid It

Did you know palm oil is responsible for severe habitat destruction, climate change, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses? Here's how to avoid it!

Nearly half of all primates are in danger of becoming extinct, according to a study by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Habitat destruction and hunting for food and the illegal wildlife trade are the main threats to the world's 634 primate species – 303 of which are now classed as vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered. Here are some of the species under threat.

In pictures: Meet the world's endangered primates

Qinling golden snub-nosed monkey, Rhinopithecus roxellana qinlingensis found in China is an endangered animal

Sumatran orangutans are designated as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, with a population of just a few thousand, while the Borneo orangutan is considered Threatened. The UN calls the current status of the remaining orangutans “a conservation emergency.” Habitat destruction caused by the massive expansion of palm oil plantations is a primary reason orangutans are facing the threat of extinction.      http://ran.org/indonesia%E2%80%99s-rainforests-biodiversity-and-endangered-species

Apenheul Primate Park visitor JeanKern took these candid photos of Orangutan Wattana and her son Kawan enjoying a sunny October day. Wattana was hand-raised by keepers at the Antwerp Zoo, requiring her to learn her mothering skills from fellow.

The Shoebill was only classified in the 19th century when skins were first brought back to Europe. The global population is estimated at between 5,000 and 8,000 individuals, and declining. The majority are restricted to swamps in Sudan, Uganda, eastern DRC, and Zambia. They are classified as Vulnerable due to habitat destruction, disturbance, egg poaching, and hunting. Photographed here in Lake Victoria.

The Shoebill was only classified in the 19th century when skins were first brought back to Europe. The global population is estimated at between 5,000 and 8,000 individuals, and declining. The majority are restricted to swamps in Sudan, Uganda, eastern DRC, and Zambia. They are classified as Vulnerable due to habitat destruction, disturbance, egg poaching, and hunting. Photographed here in Lake Victoria.

Sunda Flying Lemur, an Endangered Species, threatened by massive habitat destruction in Indonesia and the Philippines.

Sunda Flying Lemur, an Endangered Species, threatened by massive habitat destruction in Indonesia and the Philippines.-close cousin to primates

Owl shirt. Complement your jeans outfit with this denim design with a wild animal. Endangered Species need our help, save the wildlife t-shirt.  Great gift for the zoo lover, wild animal lover shirt. Habitat destruction has resulted on wild animals extinction. Show your love and support to keep all species alive on this awesome tee.

Owl shirt. Complement your jeans outfit with this denim design with a wild animal. Endangered Species need our help, save the wildlife t-shirt. Great gift for the zoo lover, wild animal lover shirt. Habitat destruction has resulted on wild animals extinction. Show your love and support to keep all species alive on this awesome tee.

Before you complain about me being a nuisance, remember ... You destroyed my habitat to build your own.

WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY? Before you complain about me being a nuisance, remember You destroyed my habitat to build your own.

Did you know palm oil is responsible for severe habitat destruction, climate change, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses? Here's how to avoid it! www.causeyoucareco.com #palmoil

Palm Oil: How and Why to Avoid It

Did you know palm oil is responsible for severe habitat destruction, climate change, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses? Here's how to avoid it!

Government of Assam State in India Fast Tracks Trials for Wildlife-Related Crimes -  Ten special courts have been set up specifically to try individuals accused of poaching, illegal habitat destruction and other crimes against wildlife. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/07/indias-assam-state-moves-to-fast-track-convictions-for-wildlife-crime/

Government of Assam State in India Fast Tracks Trials for Wildlife-Related Crimes - Ten special courts have been set up specifically to try individuals accused of poaching, illegal habitat destruction and other crimes against wildlife. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/07/indias-assam-state-moves-to-fast-track-convictions-for-wildlife-crime/

Experts highlight threat to lesser-known apes and mokeys from large-scale habitat destruction and illegal wildlife trade

More than half of the world's primates on endangered species list

Experts highlight threat to lesser-known apes and mokeys from large-scale habitat destruction and illegal wildlife trade. Also hunting for bushmeat.

The rare Kermode bear is a subspecies of the American black bear. One out of every ten has a unique cream-coloured coat. The white bears are also known as Spirit bears. Habitat destruction is the biggest threat faced by the Kermode bear. Adopt one today!

The rare Kermode bear is a subspecies of the American black bear. One out of every ten has a unique cream-coloured coat. The white bears are also known as Spirit bears. Habitat destruction is the biggest threat faced by the Kermode bear. Adopt one today!

Hoolock gibbon ( Hoolock hoolock ) In Bangladesh, populations of the endangered hoolock gibbon declined by more than 50% between 1986 and 2006 as a result of habitat destruction.

18 Animals Who Really Need Our Help Right Now

Hoolock gibbon ( Hoolock hoolock ) In Bangladesh, populations of the endangered hoolock gibbon declined by more than between 1986 and 2006 as a result of habitat destruction.

Fewer than 10,000 Japanese black bears remain in the wild due to poaching and habitat destruction from urbanization and timber farming. Sign this petition to protect the Japanese black bear from extinction before it's too late.

Fewer than Japanese black bears remain in the wild due to poaching and habitat destruction from urbanization and timber farming. Sign this petition to protect the Japanese black bear from extinction before it& too late.

The jaguarundi live mostly in the thorny brush of Texas's Rio Grande Valley, as well as in Mexico. Although the jaguarundi has been on the endangered species list since 1976, there has never been a conservation plan for them. The lack of any conservation plan, in addition to habitat destruction by human development, is likely why seeing a jaguarundi is now a rare and exciting event, even in Texas.

The jaguarundi or eyra cat (Puma yagouaroundi), is a small wild cat native to Central and South America.

21.2k Likes, 98 Comments - WWF International (@wwf) on Instagram: “We’re losing snow leopards at an alarming rate due to habitat destruction, retaliatory killing and…”

21.2k Likes, 98 Comments - WWF International (@wwf) on Instagram: “We’re losing snow leopards at an alarming rate due to habitat destruction, retaliatory killing and…”