The single greatest threat facing orangutans today is the rapidly expanding palm oil trade. Rainforests are being cleared at a rate of 300 football fields per hour and palm oil companies often use uncontrolled burning to clear the land, resulting in 1,000s of orangutans being burned to death. Those that survive have nowhere to live and nothing left to eat. If something isn't done soon to stop the spread of oil palm plantations into the forests, orangutans will be extinct within 10-20 years.
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Clearing brings tigers to edge of extinction | Herald Sun "The tiger's greatest threat is the loss of their rainforest habitat, which is being cleared for palm oil plantations. Zoos Victoria is campaigning to move Australia’s food manufacturers from unsustainable palm oil to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil."