News and Resources

Want to learn more about Palm Oil and the campaign to create more demand for sustainable palm oil?

Here are some useful links to our work in the field and other organisations that are working to promote Certified Sustainable Palm Oil. 

Act for Wildlife – Led by Chester Zoo

Find out more about the work that we’ve been doing in Sumatra and Borneo and here in the UK.

Explore our blogs on Act for Wildlife

We have joined together with other zoos from around the world to promote sustainable palm oil production. We believe it is vital – for the future survival of iconic species such as the great apes, tigers and tapirs, and for the wider health of tropical species and habitats – that the palm oil industry adopts a sustainable model that safeguards biodiversity.

Read our joint zoo statement on palm oil in full here.

Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

The RSPO is bringing together a range of different organisations to try to tackle this issue.  Find out more here.

Zoos Victoria

Find out more about the work that Zoo’s Victoria have been doing in Australia.

Philadelphia Zoo

Find out more about Philadelphia Zoo’s campaign in the US.

The Guardian

From the rainforest to your cupboard: the real story of palm oil - interactive

Zoological Society of London (ZSL)

Find out more about ZSL's Sustainable Palm Oil Platform

Our latest palm oil news


New study reveals decline in Bornean orangutan population

The innovative model assessed the different drivers linked to the species’ decline and showed that orangutans have lower survival rates in areas where forests have recently been converted to industrial agriculture.

  • Orangutans
  • Palm oil


Orangutans and Sustainable Palm Oil

A new study co-authored by Marc Ancrenaz, director of our partners HUTAN, revealed that Bornean orangutan populations have declined by 25% over the last 10 years! It is now time to ACT FOR ORANGUTANS and one way to do it is by supporting sustainable palm oil.

  • Orangutans
  • Palm oil


We want Chester to become the WORLD’S FIRST ‘Sustainable Palm Oil City’

We're striving to make Chester become the world's first 'Sustainable Palm Oil City' as part of our Sustainable Palm Oil Challenge campaign, which we launched in 2015 to help protect rainforests across South East Asia and the incredible wildlife found within them! The post We want Chester to become the WORLD’S FIRST ‘Sustainable Palm Oil City’ appeared first on Act for Wildlife .

  • Orangutans
  • Palm oil
  • Sumatran tigers
  • Sun bears


Make Chester the WORLD’S FIRST ‘Sustainable Palm Oil City’ in bid to save rainforests

We are bidding to become the world’s first ‘Sustainable Palm Oil City’ as part of our major conservation campaign to protect South East Asian rainforests.

  • Palm oil


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


“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