Earlier this week, NPR covered the spread of palm oil production into Africa — a development that is threatening Great Apes like chimpanzees and gorillas — and our own Campaign Chair offered some thoughts on how the destruction could be slowed.
From The Salt blog:
Glenn Hurowitz, the campaign director at Forest Heroes, a rain forest protection coalition, says the African rain forests and the apes that live there can be saved. “I’m cautiously optimistic,” he says. “We’re pushing for companies to adopt no-deforestation policies.”
Wich says that’s a bit of good news for apes. “There is some progress but it’s going very slowly,” he says. “And oil palm development is happening very fast.”
Forest Heroes will keep working to stop the destruction of forest habitats the world over.