Palm Oil

Hangout for orangutans

'Hangout for orangutans' world tour and Trans Borneo Challenge

June-July, 2013
Australian orangutan experts Leif Cocks and Garry Sundin are embarking on a global trek in order to raise awareness about the plight of the near-extinct South-East Asian orangutan. The 'Hangout for orangutans' world tour will feature a host of experts from all over the world, including Gary Shapiro (Co-Founder of Orang Utan Republik Foundation), Prof. Shawn Thompson (Author of the Intimate Ape), and Michelle Desilits (Executive Director of Orangutan Land Trust), and will culminate in the Trans Borneo Challenge. Organised by The Orangutan Project, the tour will include talks in the USA, the UK, Canada and Ireland, returning to Australia later this year.

Where: Worldwide!
When: June/July, 2013.
Cost: Donate here to help out with orangutan conservation in 2013.
For more information on tour dates and locations visit The Orangutan Project's Facebook page or visit


Bright young thing

Monday, 27 February 2012

While most kids his age are playing video games or pining over the latest celebrity, Thomas King has become a real-life hero in an international battle between conservationists, politicians and manufacturers over the labelling and production of palm oil.


The Borneo journey

Monday, 19 December 2011

On a sponsored trip to Borneo, school student Thomas King experienced the natural beauty of Malaysia, as well as the tragic developments that are threatening the wildlife, indigenous people, and ultimately, the future for his own generation.


Beeswax tealight candles

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Beeswax tealight candles (the best eco candle option) emit a pleasant, light honey scent without the use of added fragrances and have a deep creamy-coloured wax, so the light they produce is a warm golden glow.


Versus: Candles

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

They're the perfect accompaniment to a romantic dinner or relaxing bath, but which candle wax lights the greenest flame?

Palm Oil plantation

Palm oil

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Used in everything from cosmetics to snack foods, most of us are eating and using palm oil without even knowing it. But this ever-present vegetable oil is wreaking havoc with rainforests and the critters that call them home.

Palm oil - Environmental cost to Borneo

Monday, 20 October 2008

Palm oil is seen as an increasingly popular alternative to crude oil. But as production grows, forests are being cut down to make way for plantations. AlJezeera's Chris Kline reports.

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