It’s world orangutan day!

Thanks for the reminder, Biodiversity Revolution!

Biodiversity Revolution

Just a quick reminder that today is world orangutan day. These gentle apes share 97% of their DNA with us, and are intelligent, patient, and affectionate.

This is an opportune time to reflect on how much palm oil is in products you buy such as food as cosmetics, and whether your timber products are illegally logged: both of these problems are causes of the deforestation that is depriving orangutans of their habitat and threatening them with extinction.

[Featured image: Orangutan – Image credit- davidandbecky:Flickr Creative Commons license.]

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