Conservationists urge RSPO member to cease rainforest destruction after starving orangutans rescued from concession
- Published on Monday, 08 April 2013
Oil palm firm urged to halt after rescue of orangutans.
"WEST KALIMANTAN: Dramatic footage released today shows starving orangutans being rescued from an oil palm concession in Borneo after their forest homes were bulldozed by a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), in flagrant violation of the body’s rules.
"Conservationists have urged oil palm firm Bumitama Gunajaya Agro (BGA) to cease further clearing immediately amid credible concerns that more of the endangered species are trapped inside the concession and will die if not relocated."