Conservations Matters: Malaysian Elephants sacrificed for palm oil

I’m not sure if we should be posting appeals by ‘foreign’ interests, i.e. not specific to Thorne & Hatfield Moors and the Humberhead Levels. 

However, we are part of the wider conservation community and by acting collectively and generating critical mass from conservation communities, who knows …. we might make the world a better place, we might influence politics …. let’s be MAD and try to Make A Difference?  If you don’t care enough, then don’t sign their petition, simple!

The form of words below are lifted directly from an email appeal circulated by Rainforest Rescue:

Click on the link here to go directly to their website which provides more detailed information.

Malaysia sacrifices its elephants for palm oil

Dear friends of the rainforests,

We received appalling news from Malaysia this week: In the past four weeks, 14 Borneo pygmy elephants were poisoned in the state of Sabah on the island of Borneo. Oil palm plantation workers reportedly put out rat poison to stop the elephants from eating the fruit of the palm trees.

The ultimate responsibility for the deaths, however, lies with Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman, who is granting ever more concessions for monoculture palm oil plantations on rainforest land – often for his own gain.

Call on the Malaysian government and Sabah’s Chief Minister to end the destruction of rainforests immediately and protect the rare Borneo elephants.


Thanks for being involved,

Reinhard Behrend
Rainforest Rescue (Rettet den Regenwald e.V.)

Rainforest Rescue
Jupiterweg 15, 22391 Hamburg, Germany


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