Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Friday, 2 September 2016

Tree kangaroos ‘on brink of extinction’ due to palm oil deforestation

From the Independent - palm oil is found in crisps, pizza, noodles and donuts, as well as toothpaste, shampoo and biodiesel.

"Indonesia’s native tree kangaroo is on the brink of extinction due to the planet’s addiction to palm oil, it has been revealed.

The systematic bulldozing and burning of the endangered creatute's rainforest home to make the substance use in a massive range of everyday products is leading to a dramatic dwindling of its numbers.

The kangaroo’s cousin, the cuscus, is also facing extinction as hunting and habitat loss takes its toll, according to environmental group Mighty."

The full article can be read here.

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