The orang-utan, Asia's "wild man of the forests", could disappear in just 20 years, a campaign group believes...WWF, the global environment network, says in the last century the number of apes fell by 91% in Borneo and Sumatra
(BBC via Follow me here)
More at Earth-Info where we see that much of the habitat is being destroyed for palm oil plantations. So in 20 years time, will we say we traded our orangutans for cooking oil, soap, cosmetics + margarine ?
The Tragic Tale of a Brave Orangutan
Majri's tragic tale is a living example of the devastating effects of forest fragmentation and the development of palm oil plantations in the midst of orangutan habitat.
"So in 20 years time, will we say we traded our orangutans for ... margarine?"
In 20 years time we will be saying, "I can't believe it's not better."
and I bet it won't be.
Posted by Sedgwick at January 18, 2004 10:27 AM