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

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