Can palm oil help Indonesia's poor?

There has been much coverage of Indonesia's palm oil boom over the last week in the UK press and media.  Here are some of the links. Can palm oil help Indonesia's poor? - This radio programme was broadcast on Radio 4 last night, but is worth listening to on iplayer if you get the chance.

Green fuels cause more harm than fossil fuels, according to report

Orangutan survival and the shopping trolley

The Orangutan Foundation prides itself on keeping to the facts and we avoid sensationalist arguments. We acknowledge there are some companies who are acting responsibly and we applaud their efforts. However, many companies aren't and it is these and the Indonesian Government that must take action to stop the conversion of high conservation value forests into plantations.


Cathy - Orangutan Foundation UK office