Palm oil challenge

The growing oil palm industry and unsustainable production of palm oil is one of the biggest threats facing the forests and wildlife of Borneo and Sumatra – and demand is increasing.

We can make a big difference in protecting wildlife by tackling the issue of unsustainable palm oil production.

Forest habitats are being lost, animals are losing their homes and carbon is being released into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming.

We’re working with partners all over the world to promote sustainable palm oil production but we can ALL do something to make a difference.

Our latest palm oil news

08/11/16

Getting close to the largest reptilian on the planet

Find out how remote controlled planes are aiding conservation work in Borneo.

  • Biodiversity Surveys and Ecological Research
  • Human-wildlife Conflict
  • Palm oil
  • South East Asia

27/10/16

“We can make things better…”

Watch this film to see what Chester Zoo's field conservation manager, Cat Barton, and marketing manager, Jenny Tegg, got up to on their recent trip to Borneo and meet some of the HUTAN team who are working on the frontline of conservation in Borneo.

  • South East Asia
  • Orangutans
  • Birds
  • Palm oil
  • Conservation Breeding and Management

12/10/16

What is a sustainable oil palm plantation?

Find out more as we uncover the reality of sustainable oil palm plantations.

  • Palm oil
  • Livelihoods and Sustainable Development
  • Orangutans
  • South East Asia

10/10/16

From Chester Zoo to Borneo

The recent trip was a great opportunity to talk about current conservation challenges, progress made so far and to look forward at future opportunities where we can help make a difference.

  • Orangutans
  • Palm oil
  • South East Asia
  • Visitor and Community Engagement
  • Livelihoods and Sustainable Development

06/10/16

How are we making a difference in Borneo?

For over 10 years we've been partnering with HUTAN - Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation programme to protect the forests and wildlife of the Kinabatangan region of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

  • Palm oil
  • Orangutans
  • South East Asia
  • Livelihoods and Sustainable Development
  • Visitor and Community Engagement

18/08/16

My 1,000 Mile Marine Month for Act for Wildlife

We’d like to introduce you to Ross Edgley, one of our amazing Act for Wildlife supporters.

  • Orangutans
  • Palm oil