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Kosher Palm Oil

Until recently I thought I understood the problem with palm oil. I thought palm oil meant unethical agricultural practices causing the destruction of equatorial rainforests, driving Orangutans to extinction and contributing significantly to climate change. 687 more words

My fleeting visit to Borneo to see George's family

When I was about 7 years old, my grandparents took me to Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset. I instantly fell in love with a baby orangutan called George. 699 more words


Show us yer monkeys: Kuching and beyond

What does Borneo mean to you?

Does the word alone conjure up images of swathes of virgin rainforest? Head-hunting tribespeople? Wildlife on steroids? Most likely all of these things. 1,112 more words


Wondered about wildlife

Zoos are strange places. Important for education and learning about animals up close. Deplored for keeping animals behind lock and key, separated from their wild home. 46 more words


Oral surgeon saves orangutans

 Among honorees at the 2016 Whitley Awards Ceremony, hosted April 27 at The Royal Geographical Society in London: a dental surgeon who said she never envisioned a successful career in conservation. 300 more words


Because... more baby monkeys!!!

Technically, an orangutan might be an ape, not a monkey…

But either way… I need to go back to the zoo again… with my telephoto lens…

Because I love that place…


More animal photos... (or): Sorry, new people!!!

Okay, that isn’t a real photo of me getting charged by a bull elephant… it is me Photoshopped in front of a fake elephant at the zoo… but it does dramatize the point I am about to make… 188 more words