Orangutans and Asian elephants are critically endangered, largely because of habitat loss driven by logging and the conversion of forests into oil palm plantations. Around 90% of the world’s palm oil is produced on the only two islands where these charismatic animals live.
Jolene at the Oregon Zoo.
As a voting member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, your zoo is shifting the industry toward more wildlife- and habitat-friendly practices. Oregon Zoo Foundation board members collaborate with the zoo, encouraging companies to switch to deforestation-free palm oil and advocating for policy to ensure America’s supply chains do not contribute to illegal deforestation. Through our conservation partnerships in Borneo, we’re improving the well-being of wildlife affected by palm oil production, and supporting community-led efforts to enhance human-wildlife coexistence.