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The power is in your palm

Take 50 seconds to hear an important message from the RAN team, direct from the remote jungles of Indonesia: http://youtu.be/iZpH1oF2aAE

Then, please TAKE ACTION and help save the last remaining wild orangutans from "Conflict Palm Oil."

Palm oil is found in roughly half the products sold in grocery stores, and its production on vast industrial plantations is now one of the leading causes of rainforest destruction worldwide. Palm oil is the single biggest threat driving orangutans toward extinction, and is also responsible for widespread human rights violations including displacement of Indigenous Peoples, land conflicts with forest-dependent communities, and forced and child labor. 

This is why we've dubbed it "Conflict Palm Oil"--and it's currently used in many of the most popular snack foods in the world.

Companies using Conflict Palm Oil in their products aren't just feeding you rainforest destruction and orangutan extinction, though--they're also feeding you climate change. Deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia, where nearly all palm oil is grown, is responsible for more carbon pollution into earth’s atmosphere each year than all the cars, trucks, planes, trains and ships in the United States combined. In fact, due to deforestation, Indonesia has the world’s third largest greenhouse gas emissions behind only China and the United States. 

But we can do something about it! 

Snack food companies using Conflict Palm Oil in their products need to hear from you. TAKE ACTION today!

How you can help

When you take action, big things happen!  Today, after years of campaigning, we're proud to release our first scorecard—Testing Commitments to Cut Conflict Palm Oil—ranking the companies of the Snack Food 20. Check out the report now — and share it with your friends. Is there Conflict Palm Oil in your home? This report ranks the strengths of the commitments made by the Snack Food 20…

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In rainforests half a world away from the United States, orangutans are making their last stand for survival. Scientists warn that these gentle and intelligent animals, among humankind's closest kin, could become extinct within our lifetime if their rainforest homes continue to be destroyed for palm oil plantations. But the primary threat pushing them toward extinction lies much closer to home…

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Join us in our efforts to eliminate Conflict Palm Oil from not just holiday snacks but from all our snack foods year round. Conflict Palm Oil is causing the destruction of the habitat of endangered orangutans, tigers and elephants, climate pollution and the human rights abuses. Your support is essential to continuing to pressure companies to end their destructive ways.  Rainforest Action…

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