Tell earth balance to stop using palm oil

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Large areas of tropical forests and other ecosystems with high conservation values have been cleared to make room for vast monoculture oil palm plantations – destroying critical habitat for many endangered species, including rhinos, elephants and tigers.

In some cases, the expansion of plantations has lead to the eviction of forest-dwelling peoples.


The establishment of vast monoculture oil plam plantations has a number of environmental impacts.

The two most serious are:
large-scale forest conversion
loss of critical habitat for endangered species
Other impacts include:
soil erosion
air pollution
soil & water pollution
climate change
Palm oil social impacts

New plantations can also create social conflicts if the rights and livelihoods of local communities are ignored. Not only can this cause negative external impacts but it can also affect the companies involved, and hamper the ability of the companies to expand as planned.

 



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