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Palm oil producers’ co-existence with orangutans “only way” to ensure species’ future

This article was originally published in EU Food Law

About 9,300 orangutans in Borneo face being wiped out because they are living in areas allocated for palm oil plantations which are not covered by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO’s) certification scheme. Rescue centres, which have saved some of the animals, are now full to overflowing, a side press conference at the RSPO’s annual European conference heard.



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